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A child looks on at the Ritsona refugee camp, north of Athens – about 58,000 other people are trapped in limbo in Greece, where some families are expected to survive in unheated tents even as the freezing winter weather arrives. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images

Aleppo is in ruins, and across the political spectrum, there has been horror, outrage and anger. People share videos of dead children and wailing moth(...)

Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald: met French interior minister Bruno Le Roux at  EU justice meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Irish officials will travel to France in the coming weeks to begin the process of transferring up to 200 unaccompanied minors to Ireland, Tánaiste Fra(...)

Yemen Red Crescent workers look for remains of Saudi-led airstrikes victims in a funeral hall in the war-torn capital, Sana’a. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Applications for a visa to enter Ireland originating from Yemen, Eritrea and Iraq are the most likely to be refused, figures obtained under the Freedo(...)

British jihadist Reyaad Khan, an Islamic State operative who was killed last year in an RAF  drone strike.

In the summer of 2015, armed US drones over eastern Syria stalked Junaid Hussain, an influential hacker and recruiter for the Islamic State terrorist (...)

Migrants stand with their belongings near policemen during an evacuation of a makeshift camp near Stalingrad metro station in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities on Friday removed nearly 4,000 migrants from the camp in northeastern Paris known as Stalingrad. Since a similar camp was evacuate(...)

An estimated 1,400 unaccompanied children, some as young as six, remain at the site of the makeshift camp known as the “Jungle” on the outskirts of Calais. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Ireland should “move quickly” to take unaccompanied minors stranded in Calais, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, has said. Responding to comme(...)

The remains of makeshift shelters on the site of the refugee and migrant camp in Calais, France, on Monday. Photograph: Philippe Hilippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland should take in 200 unaccompanied minors who are stranded in Calais, France, Government chief whip Regina Doherty has said. Ms Doherty last n(...)

A  young Sudanese resident of the Paris “jungle”, who goes by the nickname of Darfur, wonders if he should go to Calais. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

As twilight falls over Paris, a desperate scene is unfolding in the city’s 19th arrondissement. A small crowd of migrants and refugees, mainly from S(...)

Migrants and refugees queue for transportation by bus to reception centres across France, from the “Jungle” camp in Calais, northern France. Photograph:   Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Before dawn on Monday, Yusef (35), a pharmacist who had fled violence in Sudan, stuffed some blankets into a donated backpack and bid farewell to the (...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In 1972, author and politician Leonardo Sciascia finished writing a collection of stories of his native Sicily called The Wine-Dark Sea. It weaves tog(...)

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