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A Somalian girl carries her sibling at the Mooro Hagar camp in  Somalia’s Bay state, an area that has been subject to extreme drought. Photograph: Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Decades of progress in addressing world hunger is being undermined by worsening hunger levels in some countries, due to accelerating climate disruptio(...)

High representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini: warned Turkey “any kind of demographic engineering in the region would be particularly dangerous”. Photograph: Julien Warnand

EU foreign ministers have unanimously condemned Turkey for its “unilateral military action in northeast Syria” and demanded it withdraw its forces.&nb(...)

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(...)

Smoke rises over the Syrian town of Tel Abyad. The military action is part of a campaign to extend Turkish control of more of northern Syria, a large swath of which is currently held by Syrian Kurds, whom Turkey regards as a threat. Photograph: Burak Kara/Getty Images

When EU foreign ministers gather in Luxembourg on Monday their main pre-occupation will inevitably be what to do about Turkey. The relationship with(...)

 Boris Johnson  in Downing Street, London this week. File photograph: Peter Summers/Getty

Boris Johnson described himself as “a bit of a Europhile” and his Euroscepticism as “a bit of fun” in private comments to Ireland’s former EU commissi(...)

A volunteer caretaker holding one of 24 orphaned children reportedly linked with foreign fighters of the Islamic State in the Ain Issa camp last month. Photograph: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty

Women affiliated with Islamic State and their children fled en masse from a camp where they were being held in northern Syria on Sunday after shelling(...)

President Michael D Higgins addresses a press conference at the Arraiolos group meeting of heads of states in  Athens on Friday. Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has urged Turkey “to seek an alternative negotiated approach, one that avoids military intervention and its resulting huma(...)

Former president Mary Robinson is pictured in Iveagh House in Dublin where she delivered the Michael Sweetman Memorial Lecture on Friday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Former president Mary Robinson has defended the Extinction Rebellion campaign of civil disobedience, saying the protesters were correct to disrupt a “(...)

Frans Timmermans is tasked by EU Commission president-elect Ursula von der Leyen to develop a “European green deal” over the next five years. Photograph: EPA/Stephanie LeCocq

The new European Commission is encountering big difficulties in securing member state agreement on scaling up 2030 targets to reduce carbon emissions (...)

Syrian family Zuhair Fakir, his wife Angham and their daughter Lorca, who were selected for resettlement from Lebanon as part of the State’s pilot community sponsorship programme and now live in Dunshaughlin, Co Meath. Photograph: Seamus Farrelly/UNHCR

Ireland has been named the first ever winner of an international award for promoting community sponsorship as means of providing housing to refugee fa(...)

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