‘None of these criticisms is likely to dent Blair’s belief in his own righteousness. He is doubtless buoyed by regular, gushes of praise for his involvement in the making of the Belfast Agreement.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tony Blair is set to step down as Middle East “peace envoy” for the Quartet – the United Nations, the European Union, Russia and the United States. He(...)

Said Ismail Musallam, the father of  Muhammad Musallam (20), an Israeli Arab executed by Islamic State in Syria, in his home in East Jerusalem.  Photograph: Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images

Mohamed Musallam can be seen in a video released on Tuesday on his knees wearing the familiar orange jumpsuit of an Islamic State captive. Before he (...)

Niamh Cosgrave: “I was fighting, fighting, fighting because I knew if I went back down that corridor I wasn’t going to come out of it alive.” Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Chef-Boutonne is a small, picturesque town in southwest France with a population of just over 2,000 people. The sleepy nature of the locality attracte(...)

Medics help migrants after they arrived onboard the Blue Sky M cargo ship at the Gallipoli harbour in southern Italy. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters.

Almost 1,000 migrants arrived in Italy on a cargo ship on Wednesday after apparently being abandoned by its crew in the Adriatic Sea, the Italian Red (...)

Fr Bernard Kinvi: running a mission in Bossemptele, in the Central African Republic,  that includes a hospital, school and church.

Outside the doors of the historic Courtroom 600 in Nuremberg, where Germany’s Nazis were tried for carrying out humanity’s worst crimes almost 70 y(...)

The capital Manila shut down as Hagupit, now downgraded to a tropical storm, took aim at the tip of the main island Luzon, just south of the city of 12 million people. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters 1:43

The death toll from Typhoon Hagupit rose to 21 on Monday, the Philippine Red Cross said, after the storm tore through the country’s central islands fl(...)

Residents take shelter in Pope Francis complex in Tacloban city, central Philippines after fleeing their houses due to Typhoon Hagupit. Photograph: Rowel Montes/Reuters

A powerful typhoon tore through the central Philippines on Sunday, bringing howling winds that toppled trees and power poles and cut off communication(...)

Alexander Pama, head of the national disaster agency, shows the digital path of Typhoon Hagupit following a press briefing inside the military headquarters east of Manila, Philippines. Philippine authorities have begun to evacuate coastal areas that could be hit by the storm. Photograph: Denis Sabangan/EPA

Schools and government offices have been shut in parts of the central Philippines and residents are stocking up on supplies as provinces yet to recove(...)

Friday Kiyee, head of the Red Cross Dead Body Management team in Monrovia, Liberia, leads his team in prayer before removing the body of a woman from her home in West Point. The DBM team is responsible for the collection and disposal of human remains infected with the deadly Ebola virus. Photographs: Victor Lacken/IFRC 3:07

Bearing witness to Ebola as a photographer can be tough, says Irishman Victor Lacken, who has spent the last three months in Liberia as an emergency c(...)

A Red Cross team removes a body in Monrovia, Liberia. The  epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Photograph: Victor Lacken/IFRC

Car jackers in Guinea have made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspectd Ebola patients. The robbers hijacked a Red Cross vehicle thi(...)