SDLP leader Colm Eastwood, Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O’Neill and Northern Ireland Green Party leader Steven Agnew, arrive for a Brexit briefing with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The deputy leader of the Democratic Union Party (DUP) Nigel Dodds has criticised prime minister Theresa May over the draft Brexit deal’s handling of N(...)

Turkish tanks in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border: the  Jarablus operation succeeded in destroying Islamic State’s last major gateway into the country. Photograph: Reuters

Syrian rebels backed by Turkish military forces reached the centre of a major border town held by Islamic State for three years in an unprecedented op(...)

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad during an interview with  Sunday Times journalist Hala Jaber in Damascus on December 2nd. Photograph: EPA/Syrian Arab News Agency

Syrian political and armed opposition figures are set to gather on Tuesday in the Saudi capital Riyadh in an effort to form a united front ahead of ne(...)

An injured Kurdish protester is carried after clashes with riot police in Diyarbakir, Turkey, yesterday.  Photograph: Sertac Kayar/Reuters

Islamic State fighters launched a renewed assault on the Syrian city of Kobani last night as at least 21 people were killed in riots in neighbouring T(...)

Britain’s parliament approved air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq by a decisive margin on Friday, paving the way for the Royal Air Force to join US-led military action with immediate effect. Photograph: Cpl Neil Bryden/Ministry of Defence/Handout via Reuters

Air strikes believed to have been carried out by US-led forces hit three makeshift oil refineries in Syria’s Raqqa province early today as part of an (...)

A man points towards a burning car, caused by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad, in the Duma neighborhood of Damascus. Photograph: Bassam Khabieh/Reuters.

A car bomb killed at least seven people and wounded 62 when it exploded on the edge of the Syrian capital Damascus today, state media reported.State (...)