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The Bayraktar TB2 drone is pictured on December 16th at Gecitkale Airport in Famagusta in the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Photograph: Birol Bebek/AFP via Getty

A Turkish military drone has begun patrolling off Cyprus in support of Ankara’s natural gas exploration and drilling activities, which are regarded as(...)

People attend the inauguration of the Alan Kurdi rescue ship in Palma de Mallorca. File photograph: Jaime Reina/AFP via Getty Images

Palermo, Italy At the end of a long dock, past large container ships, cranes and warehouses, and framed by the twinkling lights of Palermo across the(...)

Migrants sit on the floor at a detention centre in Libya’s Tajoura. Among those sheltering in the GDF are hundreds of survivors of the July Tajoura detention centre bombing, in which at least 53 refugees and migrants were killed. Photograph: Mahmud Turkia/AFP via Getty Images

Until the middle of this year, long-suffering refugees in war-torn Libya called the UN Refugee Agency’s gathering and departure facility (GDF) in Trip(...)

 Aoife Ní Mhurchú of Medicines Sans Frontiers Ireland met with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, above,  on Thursday. Photograph: Henry Nicholls/Reuters

Irish taxpayers are “funding” human rights abuses and “moral crimes” in the Mediterranean, an Irish nurse working in the region has warned. Aoife Ní (...)

The first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya at the Kigali international airport in  Rwanda. Photograph: Minema/AFP

The first group of what is expected to be hundreds of evacuees have been moved to Rwanda from Libya, under a new programme involving the African Union(...)

The Grand Hotel in Brighton after the IRA bombing in 1984. Photograph: PA

A Catholic priest maintained a network of Europe-wide contacts used to generate arms and money for the IRA, a documentary revealed. Patrick Ryan help(...)

A migrant detention centre in Tripoli, Libya, in 2015.  Refugees and migrants who spoke to The Irish Times by phone were apprehensive about a move to Rwanda. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Hundreds of refugees in Libya are expected to be moved to Rwanda in the coming weeks, under a new deal partly funded by the European Union. “This is (...)

Refugees and migrants at Zawiya detention centre, in the northwest of Libya, in early 2019.

Three men accused of torturing and raping refugees and migrants in Libya have been arrested in Italy. They include a 22-year-old Guinean man and two E(...)

A carriage passes by the St Stephen’s cathedral in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty

Vienna has held off Melbourne to retain the top spot on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index for 2019, further strengthening its(...)

Migrants and their belongings after July 2rd attack on a detention centre near Tripoli. Photograph: Ismail Zitouny

It was a walk of courage and determination. Days after a migrant detention centre bombing in eastern Tripoli on July 2nd, hundreds of survivors walked(...)

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