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(...)

African Union (AU) soldiers from Uganda rest in the town of Kurtunwarey in Somalia. Somali government and AU troops have been engaging al-Shabaab militants as part of their military offensive dubbed ‘Indian Ocean’ aiming to oust the Islamist militant groupfrom its last major hideouts in the southern parts of the country. Photograph: AP Photo/Tobin Jones/African Union Mission to Somalia

The United States conducted a suspected drone strike in southern Somalia targeting senior leaders of the Islamic militant group al-Shabaab as the Pen(...)

This picture entittled ‘Signal’ by US photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII Photo Agency is the World Press Photo of the Year 2013 in the 57th World Press Photo Contest. Photograph: EPA/John Stanmeyer/VII Agency/National Geographic

A picture of African migrants standing on the shore of Djibouti City at night, their glimmering phones held aloft to catch a weak signal, won t(...)

Passkot market in  Senegal: aid projects aim to help through reforestation and the provision of money or vouchers so families don’t have to sell their animals. Photograph: Jenny Mattews

At first viewing here in the remote interior of Senegal, there are just three problems with the Great Green Wall, sub-Saharan Africa’s attempt (...)