A rebel fighter inspects Red Crescent vehicles on their way to al Foua and Kefraya, in Idlib province, Syria, January 11th, 2016. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

An aid convoy entered a besieged Syrian town yesterday where thousands have been trapped without supplies for months and people are reported to have d(...)

Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulances evacuate fighters and civilians from the two besieged Shia towns of al-Foua and Kefraya in the mainly rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib. Photograph: Reuters

Buses evacuated several hundred fighters and civilians from two besieged areas in Syria on Monday under a deal between warring parties backed by the U(...)

Two women rest and sleep in a football field in Siliguri on Sunday  hit the region on April 25th.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Efforts are continuing to make contact with all Irish citizens known to have been in the region affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal. Min(...)

A Yemeni fighter of the separatist Southern Movement, loyal to the government forces, in Aden’s northern district of Dar Saad on Tuesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The United States is accelerating arms supplies and bolstering intelligence sharing with a Saudi-led alliance bombing a militia aligned with Iran in n(...)

People stand on the rubble of houses destroyed by an air strike in Okash village near Sanaa in Yemen. Photograph: Mohamed al-Sayaghi/Reuters.

Yemen’s Houthis are ready to sit down for peace talks as long as a Saudi-led air campaign is halted and the negotiations are overseen by "non-aggress(...)

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(...)