Irish peackeepers in Lebanon: “The region has stabilised but it can still kick off; all it takes is one little incident.

The 10km drive from the headquarters of the joint Finnish-Irish battalion headquarters near At-tiri in South Lebanon to the Irish outpost, UNP 6-52, (...)

A boy who survived what activists say is a gas attack cries as he takes shelter inside a mosque in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus yesterday. Photograph: Mohamed Abdullah/Reuters

Hundreds of people, including children, are believed to have been killed in what is thought to be the most significant use of chemical weapons since t(...)