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Fr Tony Coote pictured in July 2018. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Fr Tony Coote Born: June 16th, 1964 Died: August 28th, 2019 The Dublin priest, campaigner and latterly author Fr Tony Coote died on Wednesday, aged 5(...)

Civilians flee the conflict zone in Syria’s rebel-held northwestern region of Idlib on Thursday. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

Syrian government forces opened a corridor on Thursday for people who want to leave insurgent territory in northwest Syria, where an army offensive ha(...)

Two Syrian girls lie in a makeshift clinic after they were wounded during bombardments in the area of Tallmannis in Syria’s northern Idlib province on Tuesday. Photograph:  Zein al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images

Ten of thousands of people have fled to Syria’s border with Turkey in the last few days as a Syrian army advance pushed further into the opposition’s (...)

Smoke billows above buildings during a reported air strike by pro-regime forces on the town of Hish in Syria’s Idlib province on August 19th, 2019. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Air strikes on Monday halted a Turkish armoured convoy by targeting its route as it entered Idlib province in northwest Syria. The Turkish defence m(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photograph: Murad Sezer/Reuters

Turkish bar associations are for the first time boycotting a supreme court ceremony at President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s palace, saying it undermines t(...)

Members of the Syrian Civil Defense search for victims at the site of a reported air strike on the village of Deir Sharki on the eastern outskirts of Maaret al-Numan in Syria’s northern province of Idlib on Saturday. Photograph: Abdulaziz Ketaz/AFP/Getty

Air strikes have resulted in the deaths of more than two dozen civilians in northwestern Syria in the last two days in an escalation of a Russian-bac(...)

Paul McLoone:  ‘I recently watched McQueen, the Netflix documentary about Alexander McQueen, and it reminded me how great he was.’

Current favourite book I’m reading A Fabulous Creation – a Roxy Music line – by David Hepworth, an English music journalist who started Q Magazine. I(...)

Deputy special adviser to the UN secretary general on Cyprus Elizabeth Spehar with Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci and  Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades. Photograph: Cypriot Press Office

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed on Friday to intensify efforts to reunify the divided island and to finalise steps that would secure a settle(...)

 Kurdish YPG militiamen taking part in a military parade in Qamishli, Syria, on March 28th. Turkey insists the YPG is a threat as it is an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Syria has criticised a US-Turkish plan to establish a buffer zone to separate Turkish and US-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria and castigated Sy(...)

Does it matter if you swear a bit at work? What about the odd crass vulgarity? These questions have been on my mind ever since a friend told me in vi(...)

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