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(...)

Earthquake victims line up during a food and water distribution at a camp for displaced people, in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

It took a day for Bhoj Kumar Thapamagar, a soldier in the Nepalese army, to make a frantic 290km journey from a military training camp back to the des(...)

Civilians in Aleppo struggle past a  site damaged by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to president Bashar Al-Assad. ‘In some cases, the actions of the Syrian government have amounted to crimes against humanity,’ Amnesty International charged in a new report. Photograph: Reuters/Hosam Katan

Amnesty International has urged the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court and to demand “prompt and (...)

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 Nepalese villager looks out from inside an Indian military helicopter after being evacuated from the village of Bihi during a relief and rescue mission in the Gorkha district of Nepal. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times 1:23

Nepal’s government has urged foreign aid workers to go into the beleagured countryside to help those worst affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake(...)

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(...)

A file image showing Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters near their  base in Sinjar. The PKK is fighting Islamic State in northwest Iraq. Photograph: Reuters

Islamic State militants are reported to have killed at least 300 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, the latest mass killing carried ou(...)

Funchu Tamang (101) sits on a bed in a hospital in Nuwakot district on Sunday around 80 kilometres  northwest of Kathmandu where he was taken after being rescued from his collapsed home a day earlier. Photograph: AFP/ etty Images 1:23

A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal seven days after an earthquake hit the country, police said on Sunday.F(...)

Nepalese civilians and police personnel clear rubble at the Narayan temple in Kathmandu on May 2nd, 2015, one week after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation. Desperate survivors living at ground zero of Nepal’s earthquake felt abandoned to their fate after losing their loved ones and livelihoods in a disaster that has claimed more than 6,300 lives. Photograph: Menahem Kahanem/AFP 1:23

Some of the relief material for survivors of Nepal’s devastating earthquake was being held up at the country’s only international airport because of (...)

Irish Military War Museum founder and curator William Sullivan  in the museum in Collon, Co Louth. Photograph: Barry Cronin

Exhibits at the Irish Military War Museum near Collon, Co Meath, explain the “complex political background” to the involvement of Irish men in two Wor(...)