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A Syrian Kurdish woman hangs out washing at Ritsona refugee camp north of Athens: the highest number of asylum claims came from Syria, Pakistan, Albania, Zimbabwe and Nigeria. Photograph: AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris

There will be “virtually no impact” from additional refugees on the workforce population in Ireland by December 2020, the latest International Migrati(...)

A man fills up the tank in Cairo on June 29th, 2017. Egypt has raised fuel prices three times since austerity was adopted in 2015. Photograph:  Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Egyptians and Jordanians have responded in starkly contrasting fashion to fresh austerity measures introduced as the price of loans from the Internati(...)

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 dispute with her allies in the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) over migration threatens Angela Merkel’s coalition. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

The number of people applying for asylum in the European Union fell by 44 per cent last year, but the political tensions caused by immigration are onl(...)

 Chef Vuyisile Mbangiwa and chef Sinqobizitha Mguni, both from Zimbabwe, live in Birchwood House for Asylum Seekers in Waterford. Photograph:   Marc O’Sullivan

Hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers across Ireland will meet on Wednesday to mark World Refugee Day through a celebration of food. The Refugee Fo(...)

 US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (seated) at UN headquarters in New York in June. File photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday after no other countries “had the courage to join our fight” to reform the “hypocritical a(...)

Children sit in a classroom of a school to which they have been evacuated from a village near Hodeidah airport amid fighting between government forces and Houthi fighters in Hodeidah, Yemen on Sunday. Photograph: Abduljabbar Zeyad/Reuters

Saudi-led coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters holed up at the airport of Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official s(...)

An activist of Reporters without Borders wears a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest in front of the Russian embassy to Germany in Berlin, ahead of the start of the 2018 Football World Cup. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

In the summer of 1787, determined to show foreign ambassadors the might of Russian power in the newly-subjugated Ukraine, Catherine the Great organise(...)

Anna May McHugh. Photograph: Alan Betson

The first-ever debate on child safeguarding in the 25-year history of the Catholic Church’s World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in Aug(...)

Syrians displaced from the city of Afrin display pictures of their homes. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

The Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Council has declared it is ready for unconditional talks with the Syrian government. The council, the politi(...)

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