A Houthi gunman in Yemen. The UN has launched an appeal for almost €255 million in aid for those affected by the conflict in Yemen. Photograph: Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations has launched an appeal for almost $275 million (about €255 million) to aid 7.5 million people in Yemen over the next three months, (...)

“Ireland acted quickly to respond to Typhoon Haiyan, but as the magnitude of this disaster has become clear, it is all too apparent that further assistance is required,” Minister of State for Development Joe  Costello has said.

Ireland is doubling its financial aid to the disaster-struck Philippines. Minister of State for Development Joe Costello said the Government is pledg(...)

Israeli soldiers evicted several hundred Bedouins from a village in the occupied West Bank today after the army declared the area a live-fire t(...)

European troops training members of the Malian military. Eight Irish Defence Forces personnel are participating in the EU mission to train Mali’s army to fight militants in the country’s north. Photograph: Mary Fitzgerald

Col Mamadou Mangara has one of the toughest jobs in Mali – and one of the most dangerous. As regional governor of Timbuktu, not only does he have t(...)