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British jihadist Reyaad Khan, an Islamic State operative who was killed last year in an RAF  drone strike.

In the summer of 2015, armed US drones over eastern Syria stalked Junaid Hussain, an influential hacker and recruiter for the Islamic State terrorist (...)

Migrants stand with their belongings near policemen during an evacuation of a makeshift camp near Stalingrad metro station in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

French authorities on Friday removed nearly 4,000 migrants from the camp in northeastern Paris known as Stalingrad. Since a similar camp was evacuate(...)

An estimated 1,400 unaccompanied children, some as young as six, remain at the site of the makeshift camp known as the “Jungle” on the outskirts of Calais. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Ireland should “move quickly” to take unaccompanied minors stranded in Calais, Fine Gael MEP for Dublin, Brian Hayes, has said. Responding to comme(...)

The remains of makeshift shelters on the site of the refugee and migrant camp in Calais, France, on Monday. Photograph: Philippe Hilippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland should take in 200 unaccompanied minors who are stranded in Calais, France, Government chief whip Regina Doherty has said. Ms Doherty last n(...)

A  young Sudanese resident of the Paris “jungle”, who goes by the nickname of Darfur, wonders if he should go to Calais. Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

As twilight falls over Paris, a desperate scene is unfolding in the city’s 19th arrondissement. A small crowd of migrants and refugees, mainly from S(...)

Migrants and refugees queue for transportation by bus to reception centres across France, from the “Jungle” camp in Calais, northern France. Photograph:   Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

Before dawn on Monday, Yusef (35), a pharmacist who had fled violence in Sudan, stuffed some blankets into a donated backpack and bid farewell to the (...)

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(...)

Minister for Justice and  Equality Frances Fitzgerald has estimated that more than 4,000 people will be denied entry to Ireland in 2016. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The number of foreigners blocked at Irish air and sea ports is set to more than double this year when compared to 2013, according to new figures from (...)

An Eritrean soldier beats back a crowd of Ethiopian detainees at a camp in Sheketi, Eritrea in June 2000. The  two-year war brought about a disastrous loss of life – 70,000-100,000 people are estimated to have died in scenes of modern trench warfare. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/Liaison

Tensions between Ethiopia and Eritrea snapped in June in their most dramatic way for the last 15 years. Fighting that erupted at their border invol(...)

A team from MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) arrives to aid 133 migrants crammed onto a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean. Photograph: Adam Alexander

“My God,” says 19-year old Miriam from the Gambia, holding her hands over her face and shaking her head. “I wouldn’t wish that journey on my own wors(...)

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