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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(...)

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz and vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache at a news conference in Vienna on Friday. Photograph:  Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Austria’s new government, which includes the far-right Freedom Party, has started a clampdown against “political Islam”, announcing the closure of sev(...)

A demonstartion for the unrestricted right to work for asylum seekers outside the Dáil earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The housing crisis and the move to a new application system are lengthening the time it is taking asylum seekers to move through the system, a report (...)

Fees for international non-EU students are expensive, though still cheaper than in several other jurisdictions. Photo: iStock

Question: I live in Singapore and am planning to send my daughter to study a business degree through English in a European university. Are Irish unive(...)

 Jordanians shout slogans against proposed  tax reforms and price hikes, in Amman. Photograph: Andre Pain/EPA

Jordan’s prime minister refused on Saturday to scrap an IMF-backed tax reform Bill that has sparked the largest protests in the country in more than f(...)

There are many opinion as to what the greatest ever invention was. Views range from the wheel, invented around 3,600 BC by the Mesopotamians (ask Jaco(...)

Arsenal players in the the club’s new shirt for next season. Photograph: Arsenal FC

Politicians in the Netherlands – which pays tens of millions of euro a year in aid to Rwanda – are up in arms over a €34 million deal between the Rwan(...)

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko at a Ukrainian Security Service press conference in Kiev on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergey Nuzhnenko/EPA

Ukraine has strongly rejected international criticism of a sting operation that saw dissident Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko help fake his own sh(...)

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko (centre), who was reported murdered in the Ukrainian capital on Tuesday, Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko (left) and head of the National Police Serhii Kniaziev attend a news briefing in Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s SBU security service has said that it faked the bloody murder of dissident journalist Arkady Babchenko to foil an alleged Russian plot to ki(...)

 Russian journalist Arkadiy Babchenko. Photo: Getty Images

A Russian journalist critical of President Vladimir Putin was shot dead at his home in Kiev on Tuesday night, the third assassination in two years of (...)

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