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A Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighter walks past destroyed vehicles in the final Islamic State encampment in Baghouz on Sunday. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

The Kurdish-led administration that runs much of northern Syria called on Monday for an international tribunal to be set up in their region to try the(...)

Supporters of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) at an election campain rally  in Batman, south east Turkey, on March 12th. Photograph:  Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

When police came to arrest her as the campaign for Turkey’s local elections got under way, Berivan Kutlu was not surprised: it was the third time the (...)

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

Cathy Ellison and Stuart Thomson at the march calling for a People’s Vote on Brexit in London on Saturday.

At Park Lane, one million people are gathering to march in support of a “People’s Vote”. Europhiles walk around draped in flags and waving signs that (...)

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces who are opposing Isis fighters in the village of Baghouz. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces captured hundreds of wounded jihadis on Tuesday at the eastern Syrian village of Baghouz, the last bastion of(...)

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters celebrate after fighting Islamic State jihadists near the village of Baghouz in eastern Syria. The Isis spokesman cited the fierce battle taking place in Baghouz. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The spokesman of the Islamic State group emerged from nearly six months of silence on Monday to mock America’s assertion of having defeated the group (...)

Al-Hol displacement camp in Hasaka governorate, Syria: Ireland has set a pragmatic example to other countries by agreeing to repatriate Lisa Smith who is currently there.  Photograph: Issam Abdallah/Reuters

Hardcore jihadi fighters have held out for weeks in a shrinking corner of the Syrian village of Baghouz, besieged by Kurdish forces. Jihadis fight on (...)

Children at the al-Hawl  camp, which is saturated by civilians fleeing Baghouz, the last pocket in Syria held by Islamic State. Photograph: Laurence Geai/Le Monde

Unlike many western European countries, the State has taken a relatively benign approach to the question of what to do with jihadists returning from S(...)

The most sinister aspect of the whole thing is the way in which Brexit is a project of an ultra right wing faction of English nationalists

If Charles Darwin was still alive I suspect he may have had more than a few doubts about his theory of evolution. “Survival of the fittest” is a phras(...)

Lisa Smith from Dundalk (to right of taoiseach and Chief of Staff)  converted to Islam and moved to Syria. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Lisa Smith, the 37-year-old Irish woman and former soldier who married an Isis fighter and now wants to return to Ireland, is emblematic of a problem (...)

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