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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(...)

Smoke rises from the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain, in a picture taken from the Turkish side of the border in Ceylanpinar on October 11th, 2019. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images

France is to suspend all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security. This comes after(...)

Unlike Greta Thunberg, eco activist Arshak Makichyan does not have a wealthy family to support him. Photograph: Facebook

As Extinction Rebellion protests took off in scores of world cities this week a Russian television newscaster delivered a damning verdict on the Swedi(...)

 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(...)

Raceix CEO Aidan Foley, CTO Sam Santi and head of data Vicki O’Donell. A crucial part of the Raceix offering is up-to-date mapping

“Android for boats with the intuition of Apple and the dynamism of Tesla,” is how Aidan Foley, chief executive of technology start-up, Raceix, describ(...)

Fatboy Slim feat. Greta Thunberg: the dance artist remixed the activist’s speech during a live show

Fatboy Slim brought the message of climate activist Greta Thunberg to a new audience on Friday night, when he played a remix of her United Nations spe(...)

Social welfare office: Younger unemployed people will see their jobseeker’s allowance restored in full to €203 per week for those 25 and over. Photograph: Eric Luke

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty put it plainly at her press conference after Budget 2020 was unveiled – if she had been able, she would (...)

Free meals for children are a recognised, targeted intervention to tackle child poverty. File photograph: Getty

A pilot to provide free school meals for children in early learning centres will be announced by Minister for Children Katherine Zappone on Thursday. (...)

Bjorn Ulvaeus has previously spoken out in support of the #MeToo movement, and has criticised the election of president Donald Trump

Abba singer Bjorn Ulvaeus has come out in support of young climate activist Greta Thunberg, in a video posted online in recent days. The Swedish pop(...)

Séamus Clancy, chief executive of Repak Repak: “If you get people separating food waste at home, they will do it at work too.”

Business needs to move responsibility for waste from the maintenance man to the boardroom. So says Séamus Clancy, chief executive of Repak, on the cha(...)

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