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“You would have found [virtue signallers] upbraiding people for agonising over a blazing Notre Dame while children were being bombed in Idlib.” Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

In all the tributes to Marian Finucane, the quality that probably crystallised her was fairness. To her, no human being – not even bankers, developers(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right), with  Syrian president Bashar Assad  in Damascus, Syria,  on Tuesday. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/Sputnik/Kremlin Pool/AP

Russian leader Vladimir Putin has travelled to Syria to meet President Bashar Assad and other officials. The visit to Syria, a key ally of Iran, cam(...)

A member of Libya’s central security support force holds a weapon during a security deployment in the Tajura district, east of Tripoli, on Monday. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny/Reuters

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government has formally asked parliament in Ankara for a one-year mandate to send troops to Libya, where the (...)

President Donald Trump meeting with president Vladimir Putin of Russia in June, 2019. File photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin discussed the state of relations between their two countries in a phone call instigated(...)

Syrian children, among those who fled from government forces’ advance on Ma’aret al-Nu’man in the south of Idlib prvoinceat a camp for the displaced near the border with Turke. Photograph:  Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations has said 235,000 civilians fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and sh(...)

A toy lies amongst the rubble of a building destroyed by a reported Russian air strike on  al-Barra in  Idlib province on November 15th. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP via Getty Images

At least 24 people have died after Syrian government shelling targeted a displacement camp and hospital, rescue workers and residents have said, as pr(...)

US president Donald Trump  and Gen Mark Milley: Gen Milley seeks to counter damage caused by Mr Trump’s “we’re keeping the oil” tweet.  Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Syria continues to suffer from contradictory external interventions which create confusion and prolong the eight-year war. While US president Donald (...)

Former Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Photograph: Department of Defense/AP

Days after the Islamic State group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and his heir apparent were killed in back-to-back attacks by US forces in northern (...)

Naveen Rasho (25): was enslaved by Islamic State for five years and then detained by Kurdish forces along with her captor’s wives. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

As a captive of the Islamic State terror group, Naveen Rasho endured nearly five years of hell. She was in Baghuz, Syria, when the caliphate fell, and(...)

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