Fr Bernard Kinvi: running a mission in Bossemptele, in the Central African Republic,  that includes a hospital, school and church.

Outside the doors of the historic Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg, where Germany’s Nazis were tried for carrying out humanity’s worst crimes almost 70 y(...)

Aid agencies have assessed that 78 million people are in need of assistance. Above, a displaced boy, who fled from Islamic State violence in Mosul, stands in refugee camp on the outskirts of the Kurdish city of Arbil. Photograph:  Azad Lashkari/Reuters

Struggling to cope with record numbers of victims of conflict, the United Nations appealed Monday for $16.4 billion (€13.3 billion) to finance humanit(...)

Tom Meagher and Mary Robinson photographed at a seminar organised by the Irish Consortium on Gender Based Violence (ICGBV) today in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Sharp/Sharppix.

“Women’s empowerment is vital to stop man-inflicted violence,” former president of Ireland Mary Robinson has told a seminar organised by the Irish Con(...)

Yemeni anti-terrorism activists hold a banner reading in Arabic: ‘No to armed militias, No to terrorism, No to Violence’ during a rally against the control by Shiite Houthi fighters of the country’s main cities. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/Epa

The number of lives lost to terrorist attacks increased by 61 per cent in a single year, according to the second edition of the Global Terrorism Index(...)

Outgoing UN human rights commissioner Navi Pillay giving  an interview  in her office in Geneva earlier this month. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters.

Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay last night rebuked the UN security council for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined nati(...)

Muslims living in Boda, 140km from Bangui. Most Muslims have fled the south of the country, creating a de facto partition. Photograph:Thierry Bresillon/Getty Images

Central African Republic’s mainly Muslim Seleka rebels have signed a ceasefire with the “anti-balaka” Christian militia, after dropping their demand f(...)

A June 11th photograph of Seleka fighters  sitting on a pick-up truck in the town of Goya in Central African Republic, where fighting between Christian and Muslim groups has left at least 50 people  dead. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

More than 50 people have been killed in two days of clashes in Central African Republic, witnesses and officials said today, with foreign troops stru(...)

Afghan refugees pose for a photograph as they wait to leave for Afghanistan, at UNHCR registration centre  in Chamkani, on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: Arshad Arbab/EPA

The number of people forced to flee their homes worldwide has exceeded 50 million for the first time since World War II. A report released toda(...)

Seleka fighters stand in line at a Seleka base in Bambari, Central African Republic on  May 31st. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

Central African Republic authorities have told mobile phone operators to suspend text messages following calls on services for a nationwide civil diso(...)

Pope Francis delivers the Urbi et Orbi benediction at the end of the Easter Mass in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Osservatore Romano/Reuters

Against the background of a sunny blue sky and in a St Peter’s Square decked out with thousands of blooming flowers, Pope Francis this morning (...)