A vendor rests upon the rubble of his shop destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike that hit a marketplace in Yemen’s capital, Sana’a, yesterday. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Local fighters and army units backed by Yemen’s exiled government have taken control of Tawahi, the last district of central Aden held by the Iran -al(...)

Peter Sutherland: said the migration crisis was a problem “which can only be dealt with collectively, not in isolation to one another”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

EU leaders defended their decision not to back mandatory quotas for migrants at a summit of EU leaders, pledging to agree a plan to redistribute 40(...)

A lorry driver in Calais, France gestures at migrants as they  try to  board lorries bound for the UK on June 25th, 2015. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

EU leaders postponed a detailed discussion on how to redistribute migrants across the EU until next month amid continuing opposition among member stat(...)

A Syrian refugee from the northern Syrian town of Tel Abyad and her children  waiting for aid in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, Turkey. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State (IS) fighters are preventing fuel shipments from reaching rebel-held parts of northern Syria, causing severe shortages that are paralysi(...)

A tent at the G7 protest camp in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Tobias Hase

G7 leaders have agreed to “decarbonise” their economies by the end of the century and to cut by 2050 global greenhouse gas emissions by the “upper en(...)

Médecins Sans Frontières suggested world leaders’ “lip service” showed they had learned nothing from their bungled response to the Ebola pandemic. File photograph: Ahmed Jallanzo/EPA

The world is as ill-prepared for a global pandemic as it was before the Ebola outbreak, aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières has warned after the(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

A genuine zebra crossing on the Massai Mara in Kenya

One of the biggest risks I found travelling through Kenya was the ever-present threat of getting all poetic. It happened when we got out of our jeep 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(...)

A UH-1Y huey helicopter flies into the Tribhuvan International Airport after a search and rescue operation in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Nepali army has been told a missing US marines helicopter with eight on board may have come down in a river.  Photograph: Thor J. Larson/Reuters/US Marine Corps/Handout 2:32

Military helicopters flew over eastern Nepal and a team sent up a drone on Thursday to search for a missing US Marines Huey chopper, as the death toll(...)