Ukrainian soldiers inspect damaged tank on the outskirts of the southern coastal town of Mariupol yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

A senior aide to Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said today that Kiev had agreed at the Nato summit in Wales on the provision of weapons and m(...)

A Russian aid convoy of white trucks waits to enter Ukraine at a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian  Rostov region. Photograph: EPA.

The White House today denounced a Russian convoy’s move into Ukraine, calling it a flagrant violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and saying Russia shoul(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov walk together during talks on the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Russia has said all issues related to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made in talks toward(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov (left) and Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin pass by one another while arriving for a group photo with French foreign minister Laurent Fabius and German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier  during talks over the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine at Villa Borsig in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said yest(...)

A  bus riddled with bullet holes at a checkpoint on the outskirts of Donetsk yesterday. Twelve Ukrainian nationalist fighters, battling a pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine, were killed yesterday and an unknown number taken captive when rebels ambushed their bus, a spokesman for their group said. The separatists opened fire on the bus, which  was taking the men to fight just outside the rebel-held city of Donetsk. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Artillery shells hit close to the centre of Ukraine’s separatist-held city of Donetsk for the first time today, killing at least one person, as a lar(...)

Palestinians take cover as warning Israeli air strikes are fired at a nearby building in Gaza City. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters 1:35

Israel pounded targets across the Gaza Strip today, saying no ceasefire was near as top US and United Nations diplomats pursued talks on halting the f(...)

An aerial view of a coastal town, devastated by super Typhoon Haiyan, in Samar province in central Philippines. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters.

Dazed survivors begged for help and scavenged for food, water and medicine on Monday after a super typhoon killed an estimated 10,000 in the central P(...)

Fighting erupted in the Damaj area of Yemen (A on map) despite government mediation efforts to shore up a ceasefire in place since late last year. Image: Google Maps.

The death toll from a Shi’ite Muslim Houthi attack on a mountain town in north Yemen held by their Salafi Sunni Muslim rivals has risen to 24, a Salaf(...)

A file image from March of the  entrance to Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay. Photograph: Reuters

Weeks of mounting tensions between the military and detainees at the wartime prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, escalated into violence last night(...)

‘The purpose is to overcome the Syrian crisis without Lebanon being sucked in’ stated Lebanon’s president Michel Suleiman. Photograph: Luc  Gnago (Reuters)

On the second anniversary of the Syrian conflict, the government threatened to mount strikes on rebels in Lebanon if they continue to smuggle w(...)