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‘Will it affect her education? Will she or her teachers be safe? Might it be better to keep the schools closed?’ File photo.

It’s been a big week for Daughter Number Four. Not that she knew it; or not entirely. She knew she was starting big school, but without appreciating t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and Iraqi president Barham Salih  greet each other with elbow bumps after a press conference at the presidential palace in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef/EPA

Emmanuel Macron returned to Paris on Wednesday night after a three-day journey to Beirut and Baghdad during which he played the role of a modern-day L(...)

 Migrants among the 350  on board the Sea-Watch 4 civil sea rescue ship, that is waiting for permission to run into a port, on sea between Malta and Italy.  Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images

Nearly 100 minors and several pregnant women are among hundreds of refugees and migrants asking to be allowed to dock in Europe, after they were rescu(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: This week’s  visit to Lebanon will be about “pressure and engagement”. Photograph:  Lebanese Presidency/Anadolu Agency

French president Emmanuel Macron will return to Beirut on Monday for the second time in less than a month, to urge the country’s discredited political(...)

German police officer taking care of a baby refugee / migrant at Munich main train station on 01 September, 2015. Photograph: dasWerk Michael Mitrenga und Maike Zimmermann GbR / Getty Ima ges

When, in 2015, Angela Merkel opened Germany’s doors to a wave of refugees bigger than any seen in Europe since the war, she divided opinion at home an(...)

Sudanese protesters hold images of missing people during a rally in the capital, Khartoum, last year. Photograph: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty

The coronavirus pandemic is complicating efforts to reunite families separated by conflicts in Africa, the International Committee of the Red Cross ha(...)

Libyan general Khalifa Hafter, leader of east-Libyan based forces. Photograph: AP/Thanassis Stavrakis

The UN-backed government in Libya has announced a ceasefire in the civil war which pits it against eastern-based forces headed by Khalifa Haftar, a re(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron said that while ‘we are living through a time of crises’, the Covid-19 trouble is chief among them. Photograph: Getty

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel demonstrated near total harmony in their approach to great crises of the moment w(...)

The shipwreck occured off the coast of Zwara in Libya. Map: Datawrapper

At least 45 African migrants and refugees have perished in the Mediterranean Sea in the largest recorded shipwreck off the Libyan coast this year, UN (...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden: Should he make it to the White House, Biden would have completed the longest marathon in US political history. Photograph: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

It was late afternoon on February 2nd, the eve of the Iowa caucuses. We were jammed into a high-school gymnasium in Des Moines, the state capital, for(...)

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