At the Battle of Omdurman on September 2nd, 1898, British troops, led by General Kitchener, decisively quelled an Islamic rebellion in Sudan. The vict(...)

A Rohingya migrant child poses for an identification picture at a temporary shelter  in Kuala Langsa, Aceh province, Indonesia. Photograph: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Three hundred refugees due to come to Ireland under a new EU scheme will be given integration courses in Dublin before being resettled elsewhere in t(...)

Malnourished children receive treatment at the Leer Hospital, South Sudan. NGO’s say a proposed law to regulate aid ‘could cost lives’. Photograph: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agencies working in South Sudan have warned that a new Bill introduced by the country’s parliament could prevent charities from providing basic(...)

Voters from an Internally Displaced People camp in Maiduguri queue to get registered for Nigeria’s presidential elections. Conflicts and violence in places like Syria and Ukraine have displaced a record 38 million people inside their own countries, equivalent to the total populations of New York, London and Beijing, according to the Norwegian Refugee Council. Photograph: Stringer/AFP Photo/Getty Images

The number of people displaced within their own countries was the worst in a generation last year, but there is little sign of governments taking acti(...)

Migrants at the Abu Salim detention centre in Tripoli, where men sleep on pads completely covering the floors of two rooms, bedbugs swarming around them. Arab and African migrants are churning through Libya – where border security is nearly nonexistent, corruption is rampant and human smuggling operations are growing ever more callous and brazen – and boarding boats to cross the Mediterranean. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/New York Times

The two eight-year-old Eritrean boys had ridden for days across the deserts of Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya, packed in the back of a truck with two ot(...)

A man runs past damaged houses as aftershocks of an earthquake are felt a day after the earthquake in Bhaktapur, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters.

A fresh 6.7 magnitude aftershock in Nepal on Sunday hampered efforts to find survivors of a more powerful earthquake the day before that killed more t(...)

Ethiopian workers on the Grand Renaissance Dam near the Sudanese-Ethiopian border. The $4.8 billion (€4.5bn) project will provide not just Ethiopia with power but also allow the exporting of energy to neighbouring countries. Photograph: Zacharias Abubeker/AFP/Getty Images

Is Addis Ababa falling down? On first view the city appears tumbledown with half-finished buildings, deserted roadworks, no pavements and battered cor(...)

The White House will eliminate a major diplomatic hurdle by pushing to have Cuba dropped from a list of state sponsors of terrorism. Photograph: The New York Times 1:30

Cuba recognised what it called a “fair decision” by US president Barack Obama to inform Congress he intends to remove Cuba from a US list of state spo(...)

Pope Francis waves at the end of the Easter mass in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters.

Pope Francis made an appeal for peace in Syria, Iraq, the Holy Land and other strife torn zones in his traditional Easter blessing. In his “Urbi et Or(...)

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(...)