Rohingya refugee children carry supplies through Balukhali refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, October 23, 2017. Photograph: Hannah McKay/Reuters

Bangladesh called on Myanmar on Monday to allow nearly a million Rohingya Muslim refugees to return home under safe conditions, saying that the burde(...)

 A Kurdish Peshmerga soldier relaxes in Bartella, a village  recaptured from Islamic State during the battle to retake Mosul, on Tuesday. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Residents of Mosul said Islamic State was using civilians as human shields as Iraqi and Kurdish forces captured outlying villages in their advance on (...)

Volunteers wait for the arrival of refugee and migrant boats  on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. The International Organisation for Migration says 374 migrants have died so far this year while trying to reach Greece.  Photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

At least 27 refugees, including 11 children, drowned after a boat trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos capsized two miles off the Turkish coast (...)

A discarded life jacket is seen at an unfinished resort complex in Cesme, Turkey. At least eight people including two children drowned when a wooden boat carrying them capsized north of the Greek island of Kalolimnos early on Friday. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images.

At least 43 people, including 17 children, drowned when their boats capsized off two Greek islands near the Turkish coast on Friday, coastguards said(...)

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella: Ireland among the ‘more generous’ countries in accepting refugees.  Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has praised the Irish response to this year’s Meditteranean migrant crisis. Speaking to the Italian parliamentary(...)

An Italian military  helicopter  helping with sea rescue operations in the Mediterranean. About 400 migrants died after their boat capsized on its way from Libya to Italy in the latest tragedy in the region. File photograph: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors of the accident said.The accident was the latest t(...)

At least 42 illegal African migrants drowned in the Arabian Sea off the southern coast of Yemen late yesterday. Image: Google Maps

At least 42 illegal African migrants drowned in the Arabian Sea off the southern coast of Yemen late yesterday, the defence ministry said on it(...)