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Migrants wave and shout for help following a failed attempt  to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph: Reuters/Umit Bektas

An Irish doctor who was part of a group of healthcare professionals attacked by local men on the island of Lesbos last weekend says many of the doctor(...)

Syrians ride motorcycles as Turkish military vehicles drive past a camp for displaced people near the village of Kafr Lusin in Syria’s northeastern Idlib province on Friday. Photograph:  Ibrahim Yasouf/AFP via Getty Images

Deadly clashes erupted in parts of northwest Syria on Friday but a ceasefire deal between Russia and Turkey aimed at ending months of intense conflict(...)

Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee: protocol only comes into effect if trade talks find no other way to avoid a hard border. Photograph:  Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

The Government expects the UK to fulfil its obligations on the Irish protocol on the Brexit deal because it is international law, the Dáil has heard. (...)

Cypriot president Nicos Anastasiades: ‘We acknowledge human suffering. But at the same time, we must take measures against efforts to alter the demographic character of our country.’ Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

Migrants coming to Cyprus from Turkey, and the coronavirus, are creating friction between the Cyprus republic and the Turkish-Cypriot north. The flow(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Russian president Vladimir Putin (R) shake hands during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Michael Klimentyev/EPA/Sputnik/Kremlin pool

Russia and Turkey announced a ceasefire in the Syrian province of Idlib on Thursday as part of a deal that solidifies recent gains by the regime of Ba(...)

Migrants carry belongings towards the Pazarkule border gate in Edirne in northwest Turkey as they try to enter Europe. Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP

The young man sank to the ground, blood covering his face as the crowd around him fussed at his clothes in a vain attempt to help. The shaky footage (...)

Migrants run from riot police after being pushed to go back to Moria camp from the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

Greek and Turkish riot police deployed on their shared border fired tear gas on Wednesday as hundreds of migrants tried again to cross into Greece, a(...)

Migrants hold placards as they demonstrate while waiting at the buffer zone in front of the Pazarkule crossing on the Greece-Turkey border on Tuesday.Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty

The European Union has pledged aid for Greece to help it hold back thousands of migrants who have amassed at its borders in the hope of crossing from (...)

European Council president Charles Michel (left), European Parliament president David Sassoli (back to camera), Greek prime minister Kyriákos Mitsotákis and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen  look out of the window of a helicopter during a flight over Evros, at the Greek-Turkish border in northern Greece, on Tuesday. Photograph: Dimitris Papamitsos/EPA/Greek prime minister’s office

European Union leaders have given a show of support for Athens, describing Greece as Europe’s “shield” in deterring migrants, despite questions from t(...)

Refugees and migrants walk back to Moria camp after police push them back from the port of Mytilene, on the island of Lesbos, where they were hoping to get on a ferry to Athens on Tuesday. Photograph: Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP via Getty Images

Pressure on EU states to reform refugee and asylum rules – notably the Dublin Regulation, which puts responsibility for reception on the state where n(...)

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