Flight D3159 was taking off from Mogadishu on Tuesday when the explosion occurred. Photograph: Google Maps

Two passengers were injured in an explosion that blew a hole in the fuselage of a commercial plane taking off from Mogadishu on Tuesday, an airline re(...)

Jazmen Boone: “I’d heard Irish people were super-nice and they actually are. Every house we enter they offer us a cup of tea.” Photograph: Patrick Browne

Jazmen Boone: arrived from the US, 2015 Jazmen Boone (23) always imagined she would follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the military when she(...)

Iranian protesters confront police outside the Saudi embassy in Tehran during a demonstration against the execution of Shia cleric Nimr al-Nimr by Saudi authorities. Photograph: AFP Photo

The latest political crisis between Tehran and Riyadh has prompted a backlash against hardliners in Iran. Ordinary Iranians are often sceptical of t(...)

 Pro-Houthi tribesmen at  a gathering in Sana’a, Yemen, on Tuesday to protest at Saudi-led military operations in the country. Photograph: EPA/Yahya Arhab

A ceasefire went into effect in Yemen yesterday as United Nations-sponsored peace talks opened in Switzerland in a new push to end months of fighting (...)

Oil prices remain steady today as Saudi-led coalition warplanes continued bombing Yemen. Photographer: Bloomberg

Oil prices held steady on Thursday as renewed fighting in Yemen countered worries over rising US crude inventories due to still-robust shale productio(...)

People load an aircraft with emergency aid from the International Committee of the Red Cross at Liege airport in Belgium prior to its departure to Yemen. Photograph: Sophie Kip/AFP/Getty Images.

The first two planeloads of medical aid for Yemen landed in Sana’a on Friday after weeks of conflict which have displaced 100,000 people and create(...)

Ethiopian troops escort a convoy of trucks carrying food aid in Baidoa, Somalia, on June 10th, 2014. Despite a broad international military campaign to dislodge the Shabab from its strongholds in Somalia, the group has adapted, evolved and remains deadly. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/The New York Times

They have lost their leader, their ports, their checkpoints and their territory. They have lost thousands of men and much of their money. They do not (...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)

The Rendition Project and Reprieve have identified 27 aircraft used by the CIA in its rendition programme which they claim landed more than 200 times at Irish airports on global circuits that ferried al-Qaeda suspects around secret prisons or “black sites” between 2001 and 2006. File photograph:  PA Wire

The invoice states that the trip lasted four days in November 2012 and flew from Washington to Kabul in Afghanistan and back again stopping for fue(...)

The World Press Photo of the Year by John Stanmeyer of the US for National Geographic, February 26th, 2013, in Djibouti City. African migrants raise their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighbouring Somalia – a tenuous link to relatives abroad.

The award-winning photograph Signal will feature among the 150 photographs at the 57th World Press Photo Exhibition which opens at the chq Building(...)