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Volunteer barbers wear masks as they cut hair  at a camp for displaced Syrians from Idlib and Aleppo provinces, near the town of Maaret Misrin in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour

Coronavirus has reinforced and prolonged the 32-day Russian-Turkish ceasefire imposed in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province since the World Health Or(...)

Defence Forces personnel return from UN deployment in Syria into Dublin Airport. Source: Defence Forces

More than 120 member of the Defence Forces have returned from a six month deployment in Syria, landing at Dublin Airport on Saturday evening. Some 12(...)

A member of the Syrian civil defence force sanitises a tent at the Bab Al-Nour internally displaced persons camp to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Photograph: Khalil Ashawi/Reuters

Health and other officials focused on Lebanon, Iraq and Syria fear the numbers of people infected with coronavirus far exceed the official figures dis(...)

People from more than 110 countries  require visas to travel to Ireland; including India, China, Pakistan, Russia, Syria and the Philippines.  Photograph:Getty

Foreign nationals from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who were planning to move to Ireland will be unable to secure a visa to enter the coun(...)

 Syrian Arab Red Crescent members conduct  sterilisation to help prevent coronavirus in  Damascus. Photograph: Youssef Badawi

War-devastated Syria, Iraq and Yemen are the three countries in the Middle East most vulnerable to mass coronavirus contagion. The Syrian and Iraqi he(...)

  Tulsi Gabbard at a campaign event in Lebanon, New Hampshire last month. File photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Tulsi Gabbard, an Iraq War veteran who campaigned to end “forever wars”, dropped her long-shot bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on (...)

Refugees and migrants move away from the camp of Moria in the island of Lesbos on Monday after a fire broke out. Photograph:  Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP via Getty Images

A young child died in a fire in an overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos on Monday, fire brigade officials said. The fire burned thr(...)

Displaced Syrian women at a camp in Kafr Lusin village on the border with Turkey in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP via Getty

Syrians at home and abroad are marking the ninth anniversary of the war that has killed tens of thousands of compatriots, rendered half the population(...)

Greek riot police clash with demonstrators during the construction of a migrant camp near the town of Mantamados on the island of Lesbos, on February 26th. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP

The death of Greek writer Alki Zei, at the age of 97, closes not only a life of distinguished authorship but also a period of Greek history which is a(...)

EU Council president Charles Michel (centre) and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen (right) welcome Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan (left) before their meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on Monday. Photograph: John Thys/Pool via Reuters

EU chiefs said they held “different opinions” on the implementation of a deal between the bloc and Turkey to prevent migrants from reaching the Europe(...)

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