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People gather as a Turkish minister inaugurates a housing complex for internally displaced Syrians built with Turkey’s support, in Idlib province. Photograph: Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty

Turkey has announced a new plan to settle one million Syrian refugees in Turkish-occupied enclaves in northern Syria. Speaking in Syria’s northwester(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan shaking hands with UN secretary general Antonio Guterres in Ankara on Monday. Photograph: Handout/Turkish Presidential Press Service/AFP via Getty

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, on Tuesday with the aim of elevating the “Istanbul process”, (...)

A faded Islamic State flag in Raqqa, Syria, in June 2018. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/New York Times

The announcement that Abu Hassan al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi has been appointed Islamic State’s third commander is intended to boost the relevance of the c(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan: he has a strong personal interest in securing the role of peacemaker in Ukraine. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP via Getty Images

Russia’s war on Ukraine has caught neighbouring Turkey between conflicting international and national interests. As a Nato member Turkey has followe(...)

 A damaged house is seen after an  operation by US forces in  the northern countryside of Idlib, Syria, on Thursday. Photograph: Yahya Nemah/EPA

The death of Islamic State caliph Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi during a US commando raid early on Thursday was more dramatic than his brief reign over his (...)

People inspect a damaged building after an alleged counterterrorism operation by US special forces in Atma village near Idlib on Thursday. Photograph: Yahya Nemah/EPA

US president Joe Biden said the leader of the Islamic State terror group was killed by an explosion as American special forces launched a night-time r(...)

A burned bus at the site of a deadly explosion, in Damascus, Syria on Wednesday. Photograph: SANA/AP

A blast on an army bus in Damascus on Wednesday killed 14 people, state media reported, the deadliest bombing in the Syrian capital in years, quickly(...)

Helena Cala, who is originally from Albania and lives in Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

Three young asylum seekers and refugees from war-torn countries pursuing their education goals in the Irish system On September 6th the new prov(...)

Syrians waving national flags in the streets of the capital Damascus, after President Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term. Photograph:  Louai Beshara/AFP via Getty Images

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad won a fourth term in office with 95.1 per cent of the votes in an election that will extend his rule over a country r(...)

Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman: he  launched a $100bn  stalemated war in Yemen,  Photograph: AFP Photo

A visit by the Saudi intelligence chief to Damascus to meet his Syrian counterpart and President Bashar al-Assad is regarded as a milestone on the roa(...)

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