Alan Kurdi

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A Turkish police officer carrying Alan Kurdi’s body off the shore in Bodrum, southern Turkey, after a boat carrying refugees sank while heading to the Greek island of Kos. Photograph: Nilufer Demir/AFP/Getty Images

For more than four years, the civil war in Syria had served up daily galleries of harrowing imagery: victims of chemical weapons, decapitated bodies, (...)

Today is exactly a year since the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore. Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

The father of the Syrian boy whose lifeless body was photographed on a Turkish beach prompting a global outcry one year ago has begged world leaders t(...)

On September 2nd, 2015, the body of three-year-old Syrian refugee Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish beach. Alan, his mother, Rehana, and five-year-old brother, Ghalib, drowned together just 4km from the shore while attempting to cross the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe Photograph: Demir/AFP/Getty

In 1972, author and politician Leonardo Sciascia finished writing a collection of stories of his native Sicily called The Wine-Dark Sea. It weaves tog(...)

Five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, with bloodied face, sits inside an ambulance after he was rescued following an airstrike in the rebel-held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Reuters/Mahmoud Rslan

Sitting in an orange ambulance chair, Omran Daqneesh stared, bewildered, into the middle distance. He brought his hand to his face, covered in a paste(...)

Outside the foreign pages of newspapers the horrors of the refugee crisis have quietly slipped off the prime-time end of the news cycle. The global ou(...)

Refugee children play outside a tent this week in a camp  in Malakasa, 40km north of Athens, Greece. Photograph: Milos Bicanski/Getty Images

The Government is to extend its deadline to accept up to 4,000 refugees and migrants by the end of 2017 due to delays overseas, the Department of Just(...)

Self-image: the 17th-century composer Turlough Carolan on the  old £50 note. Photograph: De Agostini/Getty

Recently I stayed up all night to follow a cricket match between Ireland and Papua New Guinea which, because Papua New Guinea has no first-class crick(...)

A paramilitary police officer carrying  the body of Alan Kurdi (3) near the Turkish resort of Bodrum last September.  Images of the boy’s body on the beach galvanised world attention towards the refugee crisis. Photograph: AP Photo/DHA

Two alleged people-smugglers have gone on trial in Turkey accused of causing the death of three-year-old Syrian migrant boy Alan Kurdi and four other(...)

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