A Houthi fighter  in Sanaa. Yemen’s  rebels have welcomed proposed concessions but their gunmen still hold positions outside the presidential palace. Photograph: Khaled Abdullah/Reuters

Yemeni president Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi resigned yesterday, throwing the country deeper into chaos days after Houthi rebels battled their way into h(...)

Ukrainian servicemen fire their weapons during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Pesky village, near Donetsk on Wednesday. Photograph: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters 0:57

A bus in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been hit by a mortar or shell, leaving between six and 13 people dead.The attack came as Ukrainian governme(...)

Dominic Ongwen, a senior Lord’s Resistance Army commander is being  handed over to the International Criminal Court to stand trial. Photograph: Reuters

A commander of the Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) wanted for war crimes was transferred to the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Tues(...)

Houthi  Yemeni chant slogans during clashes near the presidential palace in Sanaa, yesterday. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

A ceasefire has halted clashes near the presidential palace in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, after Shia rebels seized control of state-run media in a move t(...)

Palestine’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on a resolution to establish a Palestinian state. The resolution was defeated. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the est(...)

Israeli soldiers watch the Syrian side of the border near the Quneitra crossing point between Syria and Israel, September 2014. Irish troops will be in “the area of separation” until June 30th. Photograph: EPA/ATEF SAFADI

With the UN Security Council recently extending the mandate for its Golan Heights peacekeeping force by six months, Irish troops will be in the “area (...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Palestinians have criticised the Israeli goverment for withholding tax revenue in response to the Palestinian move to join the International Criminal Court. Photograph: Oded Balilty/Reuters

Israel is withholding $127 million (€106 million) in tax revenue it collects for the Palestinian Authority in response to its move last week to join t(...)

 Riyad H Mansour (right), permanent observer of the State of Palestine to the United Nations, addresses the media after handing copies of instruments of accession to the International Criminal Court to the United Nations. Photograph: Evan Schneider/EPA/Handout.

Palestinian authorities have submitted documents to the United Nations to join the International Criminal Court, a move that would enable them to seek(...)

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signs more than 20 international treaties, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, during a special leadership meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday. Photograph: Alaa Badarneh/EPA.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signed on to 20 international agreements on Wednesday, including the Rome Statute of the International Criminal C(...)

Palestine’s permanent observer to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on a resolution to establish a Palestinian state. The resolution was defeated. Photograph: Peter Foley/EPA

The UN Security Council rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the est(...)