Yemeni supporters of the Shia Houthi militia hold a portrait the movement’s leader, Abdul-Malik al-Huthi, yesterday.

Yemen’s president, Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi, left his refuge in Aden under Saudi protection yesterday and arrived in Saudi Arabia as Houthi rebels fou(...)

 Minister of State for Overseas Development Assistance Seán Sherlock, who said that the Rapid  Response Corps played a key role in the State’s humanitarian response strategy. Irish Aid has called for skilled volunteers to consider joining the corps. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Irish Aid is calling for skilled and experienced volunteers to consider joining the Irish Rapid Response Corps as part of the Government’s programme f(...)

‘Now, evidently, there is to be no discussion . . . Binyamin  Netanyahu will again form a coalition with the pro-settler party of Naftali Bennett, who coarsely calls the Palestinians “shrapnel in the butt”.’  Photograph: MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

Hello again to Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. He came clean on the eve of the polls, opposing the existence of the state of Palestine(...)

Bakdash, a modest shop planted in the centre of 18th-century Souq al-Hamidiya in Damascus, is mobbed from morning to night

Four years of warfare, destruction, displacement and sanctions have shattered the Syrian economy. Its currency value has fallen dramatically from 55-6(...)

Bono with his wife Ali and U2 band members Larry Mullen , Adam Clayton and The Edge, at the funeral of radio DJ Tony Fenton, at Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Not many people can persuade U2 to play at their funeral, but not many people are Tony Fenton. The Dude, as he was affectionately known to his friends(...)

A girl inspects a site damaged by what activists said was an air strike by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad in Douma near Damascus on Friday. US-led coalition jets struck Islamic State positions in northeast Syria for the second day in a row, in an area where the militants are battling Kurdish forces, a Kurdish official and a group monitoring the war said on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

US-led coalition jets struck Islamic State positions in northeast Syria for the second day in a row, in an area where the militants are battling Kurd(...)

Footage apparently shot on a mobile phone and released by broadcaster A Haber on its website, shows a man helping three girls unload luggage from a taxi in southeastern city of Gaziantep and then helping them into a silver minivan.  Photograph: Metropolitan Police/PA Wire 0:36

A Turkish broadcaster on Friday released what it said was footage of an alleged spy working for a country in the US-led coalition against Islamic Stat(...)

Israel’s economy minister Naftali Bennett, head of the far-right Jewish Home party, during campaigning  in the country’s general election.  Photograph: Amir Cohen/Reuters

Naftali Bennett knows how to work a crowd. Pacing up and down on stage, his shirt-sleeves rolled up, his voice fills the seafront hangar where hundred(...)

Mercedes-AMG looks to have F1’s 2015 season sewn up before it even starts.

The key questions to ask ahead of the first race of the Formula One season opener in Melbourne this weekend is not who will be quickest or who will wi(...)

The mother and father of Muhammad Musallam who was purportedly killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Photograph: Ammar Awad/Reuters

The family of a Palestinian man purportedly killed by Islamic State militants in Syria has said he was not a spy for Israel. A video released on Tuesd(...)