Houthi supporters carry the coffins on Monday of comrades killed  allegedly in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition on a Houthi position in Sanaa, Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition has been bombing the Houthis and allied loyalists of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh for two months while backing Sunni combatants along a jumbled series of battlefronts. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

Local Sunni Muslim militia ejected Shia Houthi rebels from much of the southern Yemeni city of Dalea on Monday, residents and combatants said, inflict(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs  Charlie Flanagan: ‘Ninety-five per cent of the migrants have been settled in five states. We believe that is unfair. We will live up to our responsibilities.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The European Union is to launch a military operation to destroy boats used by human traffickers smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean in the st(...)

A UN chemical weapons expert gathers evidence at one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya on August 26th, 2013. File photograph: Ahmad Alshami/Reuters

Chemical weapons experts have found traces of deadly nerve agents used to make chemical weapons at a site in Syria where the agents were not supposed (...)

The UN’s Special Representative for International Migration Peter Sutherland says the “entire international community must accept a fair share of the refugee burden”.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The European Commission is to propose that member states receive a set number of migrants under a new quota system, potentially presenting UK prime m(...)

People use a tug boat to flee Yemen’s southern port city of Aden amid fighting between Houthi fighters and the Southern Popular Resistance Committees. Photograph: Stringer/Reuters.

Yemen has urged the international community “to quickly intervene by land forces to save” the country, specifically in the cities of Aden and Taiz, ac(...)

A man holds an injured boy after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad and hit a school and a residential building in Seif al-Dawla neighborhood of Aleppo. Photograph: Hosam Katan/Reuters

Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo that have forced hospitals and schools to move underground, Amnesty(...)

A man holds an injured boy after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad hit a school and residential building in the Seif al-Dawla neighborhood of Aleppo. Photograph: Hosam Katan/Reuters

Children were killed and wounded in Aleppo on Sunday in a barrel-bomb attack that destroyed a building where students were sitting exams, residents a(...)

The proposed deal aimed at stopping Iran building a nuclear bomb would be “a significant achievement” to encourage countries to dismantle weapons unde(...)

 Palestinian women walking  between houses which were destroyed during the 2014 Israel–Gaza conflict in Al Shejaeiya neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City. Photograph: EPA/Mohammed Saber

Israel fired on seven United Nations schools during the 2014 Gaza war, killing 44 Palestinians who had sought shelter at some sites, while Palestinian(...)

Actress and special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie, speaking at a United Nations Security Council meeting on the Syria conflict. Jolie urged council members to visit refugees in the region. Photograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

The United Nations aid chief has urged the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo and sanctions in Syria for violations of humanitarian law, as(...)