Palestinian women walking  between houses which were destroyed during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict in Al Shejaeiya neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Israel fired on seven United Nations schools during the 2014 Gaza war, killing 44 Palestinians who had sought shelter at some sites, while Palestinian(...)

Air raids, naval shelling and ground fighting shook Yemen on Sunday in some of the most widespread combat since a Saudi-led alliance intervened last month against the  Houthi militia who have seized wide areas of the country. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

The commander of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards accused Saudi Arabia on Monday of following in Israel’s footsteps in the Islamic world by carrying(...)

Former Polish foreign minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewski who died over the weekend. Photograph:  AFP PHOTO/DPA/ STEPHANIE PILICK

Polish politician, writer and activist Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, who was persecuted both by the Nazis and Polish communists before serving two terms as(...)

Company commander Comdt Paul Kelly briefing his men before the platoon rotation at UN post 80. “The mission is to ride in a fast, effective and orderly manner,” he tells his section commanders

The dawn sun was doing its best to peek from under low cloud as a chilly early breeze blew across Camp Ziouani. The Mowag armoured personnel carriers (...)

A UN ceasefire observer gives orders.  Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Commandant David Lavin is the United Nations ceasefire equivalent of a lighthouse keeper.He works at UN observation post No 51 in the Israeli-occupied(...)

MRI scan showing a human brain. Researchers have successfully shut down brain swelling in a rodent brain by turning off a single gene.  Photograph: Getty Images

Researchers have identified a biological switch that shuts down brain swelling after a head injury or stroke. The discovery has widespread medical imp(...)

Teva factory sign on its plant in Jerusalem: Teva says its stock-and-cash offer of $82 a share represented a 48 per cent premium to Mylan’s stock price on March 10th, which it said was the last day of trading prior to the widespread speculation. Photograph: Menahem Kahana

Generic drugmaker Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd yesterday proposed buying Mylan for $40 billion, saying it was a better deal than the smaller riv(...)

Members of the Irish Defence Force  prepare weapons for training at Glen of Imaal (Camp Coolmoney). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

For two weeks last month, rural west Wicklow became upland western Syria as the Defence Forces tested themselves in a mock-up of the buffer zone betwe(...)

Army personnel prepare live rounds in an exercise involving Mowags. “No deployment plan is going to be generic, you are going to have to have a bespoke solution for everything” 16:01

Military planners have a phrase, “teeth to tail”, which they use to explain what is necessary to put troops on the ground and keep them supplied.Right(...)

President Mahmoud Abbas: Israel collects about €120 million in taxes and customs each month on behalf of the PA and then transfers the sums to Mr Abbas’s West Bank government. Photograph: FADI AROURI/AFP/Getty Images

Israel will today hand over tax revenues to the Palestinian Authority which have been withheld since January as a protest against the Palestinian deci(...)