Iraqi forces vehicles drive past incomplete and damaged buildings in Falluja’s southern Hayakel neighbourhood during an operation to retake areas from the Islamic State  group on June 16th, 2016. Photograph: Jean Marc Mojon/AFP/Getty Images

After weeks of battling Islamic State militants, Iraqi forces quickly entered central areas of Falluja on Friday, as thousands of civilians fled in a (...)

Members of the Iraqi security forces rest on the outskirts of Falluja, Iraq on Friday. Photograph: Alaa Al-Marjani/Reuters

The Iraqi army said on Sunday it had secured the first safe exit route for civilians to leave Islamic State’s besieged stronghold Falluja, and a Norw(...)

Pro-Iraqi government forces  fire a rocket in the al-Sejar village, in Iraq’s Anbar province, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city of Falluja from the Islamic State. Photograph: Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

US-led coalition air strikes supporting Iraqi forces in the recapture of Falluja have killed 70 Islamic State militants, including the group’s command(...)

A migrant girl holds a banner during a protest demanding the opening of the border between Greece and Macedonia in the northern Greek border station of Idomeni, Greece, on Wednesday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP

More aid agencies helping refugees and migrants arriving in Greece said they were joining a boycott of detention centres on Wednesday, angered at an (...)

Migrants try to  board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais this week. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Migration is always a matter of perspective. Or rather of two perspectives. When our own beautiful young people fall from a collapsing balcony in Berk(...)

Satellite image from scientists at Wuhan University in China shows a night image of Syria taken in March 2011. Photograph: Trócaire handout from #WithSyria

As the Syrian conflict enters its fifth year, satellite images have been released which show that 83 per cent of all lights in Syria have gone out sin(...)

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