US president Donald Trump announces the lifting of sanctions on Turkey in a White House speech on Wednesday. Photograph:  Mark Wilson/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has lifted sanctions on Turkey, saying the country has committed to a permanent ceasefire in northern Syria and defending th(...)

Lisa Smith. Photograph: BBC

Irish Islamic State supporter Lisa Smith may have blended in with other refugees in north east Syria after fleeing from a detainment camp with her chi(...)

A Turkish-backed Syrian fighter fires during clashes in the border town of Ras al-Ain on Sunday. Photograph: Nazeer al-Khatib/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump has ordered all remaining US forces in northeast Syria to withdraw in the face of a growing Turkish military assault, risking an escalati(...)

A woman carries her belongings over her head as she flees  Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain   on October 9th. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

A Kurdish man living in Ireland has said his elderly father has packed his bags and is planning to leave his home in northern Syria after Turkey began(...)

 Civilians carry their belongings over their head as they flee amid Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ain in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AF

  Turkish ground troops have stepped up their offensive against Kurdish forces in north-eastern Syria, seizing villages and continuing an aerial(...)

A woman flees with her children amid Turkish bombardment on Syria’s northeastern town of Ras al-Ayn in the Hasakeh province along the Turkish border. Photograph: Delil Souleiman

Turkey began its promised military incursion into northeast Syria on Wednesday as US president Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw US troop(...)

US president Donald Trump with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has said he plans to soon begin a military operation in northeast Syria. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP.

US allies and senior Republicans have responded with alarm to the Trump administration’s decision to pull troops out of northern Syria, paving the way(...)

President Donald Trump and his former national security adviser John Bolton: Bolton’s departure was welcomed by many Trump allies who feared he could lead America into further conflict. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

This week Donald Trump returned to the top of the news agenda with a bang as he ousted national security adviser John Bolton. Bolton’s departure was(...)

US president Donald Trump on his way to the G-20 Summit in Osaka. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Donald Trump broadened his assault on US allies on Wednesday, lashing out at the European Commission for aggressively pursuing antitrust cases against(...)

An F/A-18E Super Hornet is launched from the flight deck of the  USS Abraham Lincoln in the Arabian Sea last Thursday. Iran claimed Trump is being ‘goaded’ by national security adviser John Bolton into starting a war. Handout photograph: Reuters

Tensions between Iran and the United States have intensified after Tehran warned the US not to threaten the country following inflammatory comments by(...)

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