Smoke rises after airstrikes on the rebel-held al-Sakhour neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Syria called local truces near Damascus and in a northern province on Friday but no halt to combat on the main battlefield in Aleppo, after a surge in(...)

The wrecked Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Afghanistan’s northern city of Kunduz after an attack by a US aircraft. Photograph:  Najim Rahim/AFP/Getty Images

Mistakes by the crew flying an AC-130 gunship, compounded by equipment and procedural failures, led to the devastating attack on a Médecins Sans Front(...)

A civil defence member carries a child that survived from under the rubble at a site hit by air strikes in the insurgent-held area of Old Aleppo, Syria, on Thursday.  Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

Air strikes on a hospital in Aleppo on Thursday killed three doctors and some 27 patients, in addition to dozens of civilians killed in strikes on in(...)

A family clambers over the rubble   of destroyed buildings following an air strike  in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.  Photograph: Ameer Alhalbi/AFP/Getty Images

Air strikes have destroyed a hospital and killed dozens of people in rebel-held areas of the Syrian city of Aleppo including children and doctors, and(...)

Migrants and refugees disembark from a Maltese coast guard patrol vessel after being rescued at sea. Photograph: Giovanni Isolino/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agency Médecins Sans Frontières has announced it will resume its search, rescue and medical aid operations in the Mediterranean Sea between Africa(...)

Destruction from a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake in Manta, Ecuador. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday as traumatised survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and r(...)

It was a beautiful, calm morning when I met my team at 9am last Sunday near the Idomeni refugee camp, close to the Greece-Macedonia border. Our plan w(...)

Aoife Ní Mhurchú: Experiencing Typhoon Hagupit in the Philippines made me decide that emergency response was what I wanted to do

My life choices were greatly influenced by my uncle, who was a Society of African Missions priest. He worked in Africa for 40 years. As a child my ea(...)

A family with toothpaste smeared over their faces as a protection against tear gas moves to safety as refugees and migrants clash with Macedonian police during a protest near their makeshift camp in the northern Greek border village of Idomeni. Photograph:  Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Greece denounced Macedonian police for allegedly using tear gas and rubber bullets on Sunday to repel migrants from the countries’ shared border, in c(...)

Migrants and refugees clash with riot police during a protest to call for the reopening of the borders at their makeshift camp in the northern border village of Idomeni, on April 7, 2016.  A plan to send back migrants from Greece to Turkey sparked demonstrations by local residents in both countries days before the deal brokered by the European Union is set to be implemented. / AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILIC

“The conception of human rights based upon the assumed existence of a human being as such broke down at the very moment when those who professed to be(...)