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(...)

The Musudan rocket is understood to have a range of at least 1,864 miles, long enough to strike, among other targets, US military bases in Guam.  EPA/KCNA SOUTH KOREA OUT

The test launch by North Korea last Friday of a Musudan intercontinental-ballistic missile – albeit unsuccessful as it exploded a few seconds after li(...)

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, who preside the conference on the Israeli-Palestininian conflict in Paris on May 30th said: “The parties are further apart than ever.” Photograph:  John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

France will convene an international conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict attended by some 20 countries, though not by representatives from (...)

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

When King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands officially opened the first permanent home of the International Criminal Court yesterday, there was no d(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting the test of a new anti-air guided weapon system at an unknown location in a photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency. Photograph: KCNA/AFP/Getty Images

Thirteen North Koreans who worked at a restaurant run by the isolated state in a third country are seeking political asylum in South Korea, the South(...)

Former New Zealand prime minister, Helen Clark looking on during a forum of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) at the OECD headquarter in Paris, France. Ms Clark, the current administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will run for the position of UN secretary-general in the 2016 election. Photograph: Caroline Blumberg/EPA

Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark will run for secretary-general of the United Nations, the world’s top diplomatic post. Ms Clark, (66), (...)

A rocket is launched during a demonstration of North Korea’s new rocket launching system in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). Photograph: Reuters/KCNA

North Korea continues to register its outrage at a UN embargo over its nuclear weapons programme, as leader Kim Jong-un inspected a new multiple rocke(...)

Aung San Suu Kyi will be the only woman in the cabinet of the new Myanmar government, led by the National League for Democracy. Photograph: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA/File photo

Myanmar’s president-elect Htin Kyaw has named Aung San Suu Kyi as foreign minister, her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said, giving the Nob(...)

This undated picture released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on March 20, 2016 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) inspecting landing and anti-landing exercises of the Korean People’s Army at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  Photograph: Getty Images

North Korea fired five short-range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Monday, South Korea’s military said. The operation comes amid heigh(...)

A man watches a TV screen showing a file footage of the missile launch conducted by North Korea, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea. Photograph: AP

North Korea has fired a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea, days after leader Kim Jong Un ordered tests aimed at developing technology to bui(...)