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Amphorae at the shipwreck site off the coast of Protaras, Cyprus, on Wednesday. Photograph: Spyros Spyrou/via Reuters

An ancient wooden ship complete with cargo has been discovered off the eastern coast of Cyprus near the resort town of Protaras. The ship belongs to t(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: ‘The legitimate rights of Turkey and the Northern Cypriot Turks over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean are not open to argument. Our country is determined to defend its rights and those of Cypriot Turks.’ Photograph: Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Press Office/Handout/Reuters

The publication by the Institute of International and European Affairs of a new analysis of Irish neutrality by Prof Patrick Keatinge is timely. It co(...)

Ghaythaa Abdualdahab  in Mosney Provision Centre in Co Louth: “What I want now is for my children to learn the language and integrate into Irish society.” Photograph: James Forde

Ghaythaa Abdualdahab first began feeling physically unwell when she heard her daughter’s husband had been killed. Even before his death she was desper(...)

Migrants arriving at the port of Algeciras in southern Spain this week. They were rescued   from   17 dinghies  intercepted in  the Strait of Gibraltar. Photograph:  Reuters/Jon Nazca

Abu Abdo from Syria doesn’t care much about the rise of the far-right in Europe. That the supermarket nearest to where he lives, the Vial refugee camp(...)

A Pakistani and Afghan immigrants living  in Turkey in harsh conditions, many working in  the waste paper collection business. Photograph: Ozcan Soysal/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Surrounded by her children and mother-in-law in an unfurnished apartment in eastern Turkey, Hakima tells of a traumatic recent few months. She and he(...)

A family in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Anthi Pazianouanthi/Getty Images

A lesson for today: in 1716 the Turks controlled most of the Balkans, including the Greek mainland, but they had failed to capture Corfu and the othe(...)

The Irish target of welcoming 4,000 people is small compared with Germany’s commitment to welcome nearly a million. Above, a Syrian refugee at a German-language programme in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

On September 23rd, 2015, then minister for justice Frances Fitzgerald said the State was “fully committed to playing our part in addressing the migrat(...)

Tourists visit the archaeological site of the Acropolis hill in Athens, Greece.     Photograph: Yiorgos Karahalis/Reuters

As tourists throng the streets, clamber over the monuments and romp on the beaches, Greece itself is immobile, at the centre of the Balkans where it f(...)

Souda camp: the rocky beach in front of the camp on the Greek island of Chios is a sea of tents, full of new arrivals for whom it has no room. Photograph: Zohra Bensemra/Reuters

Looking towards the shimmering blue of the Aegean Sea, and with Turkey’s Cesme peninsula filling the horizon, Ilyas shares the story of his odyssey to(...)

The graves in Izmir of 24 children, whose names are unknown, who drowned trying to reach Greece. Photograph: Stephen Starr

There is a pitiful sight in a quiet corner of a graveyard on a hill above Izmir, Turkey. Numbers – 25422, 25580 written in white paint – have been sp(...)

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