Ghassan Ahmed Hussein, a Syrian refugee from Homs at the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Amman. Ghassan lost both of his legs during shelling in Homs and is now undergoing rehabilitation. Photograph: Ted Nieters

Outside is a calm suburban street. Inside is a scene straight from a war-zone field hospital. Young men with amputated legs or severe bullet wounds sh(...)

A  picture provided by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO)  shows Israeli emergency personnel working at the scene of an attack in Malchei Israel St, in  Jerusalem. Photograph: EPA 1:02

Palestinian men armed with knives and a gun killed at least three people and wounded several others in a string of attacks in Jerusalem and near Tel A(...)

A wounded Palestinian protester is carried by fellows after he was shot by Israeli troops. Photograph: Mussa Qawasma/Reuters

Israeli security forces on Saturday shot dead two Palestinians aged 12 and 15 in protests along Gaza's border fence, Palestinian medics said, and Isra(...)

A Palestinian protester is evacuated  after being injured during clashes  near border fence. Photograph: Mohammed Abedmohammed ABED/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli troops shot dead six Palestinians in protests in Gaza and a knife-wielding Jewish man wounded four Arabs in southern Israel on Friday in a wa(...)

Ramallah: Israeli soldiers and undercover  members of the security forces detain a Palestinian stone thrower during clashes in Beit El, on the outskirts of the West Bank city. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Israel’s prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancelled a visit to Germany yesterday after a spate of attacks that included the stabbing of an Israeli so(...)

 General John Campbell testifies before the Senate armed services committee in Washington, DC. The commander said the MSF hospital was “mistakenly struck” by US forces. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

US special forces, rather than their Afghan allies, called in the deadly air strike on the Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) hospital in Kunduz, the U(...)

A Palestinian woman inspects  heavy damage in  a house in East Jerusalem after Israeli security forces destroyed it and another home on October 6th, 2015. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

Israeli forces destroyed the homes of two Palestinian militants and sealed off part of a third in Jerusalem on Tuesday, in a crackdown launched by pri(...)

 Bestselling Swedish crime writer Henning Mankel, whose most famous creation was the detective Kurt Wallander, has died  at the age of 67. Photograph: Nora Lorek/AFP/Getty Images

Henning Mankell, who has died aged 67, after being diagnosed with cancer last year, established almost single-handedly the global picture of Sweden as(...)

The Palestinian flag flies beside the flag of the United Nations after being raised by President Mahmoud Abbas. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas yesterday accused Israel of sabotaging US efforts to broker peace and said that Israeli security operations at the(...)

Human rights lawyer Raji Sourani says Gaza is trapped in a “criminal, illegal and inhuman siege” which is “suffocating its people socially and economically and sending Gaza back to the Middle Ages”.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Ireland must play a greater role “morally, politically and legally” in calling for an end to the siege and “crimes against humanity” on the Gaza Strip(...)