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(...)

A Yemini girl shelters inside her house, which was damaged by a Saudi-led coaltion air strike, near Sanaa on April 23. (Photograph: Reuters/Mohamed al-Sayaghi)

Fighting between Yemen’s warring factions raged in southern and central parts of the country and air strikes hit Houthi militia forces in Aden on F(...)

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(...)

Company commander Comdt Paul Kelly briefing his men before the platoon rotation at UN post 80. “The mission is to ride in a fast, effective and orderly manner,” he tells his section commanders

The dawn sun was doing its best to peek from under low cloud as a chilly early breeze blew across Camp Ziouani. The Mowag armoured personnel carriers (...)

A UN ceasefire observer gives orders.  Photograph: Irish Defence Forces

Commandant David Lavin is the United Nations ceasefire equivalent of a lighthouse keeper.He works at UN observation post No 51 in the Israeli-occupied(...)

EU leaders at an emergency summit on the migration crisis on the Mediterranean.   Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images 1:00

European Union leaders have committed extra ships, planes and helicopters to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hun(...)

Armed fighters, allied to fugitive president Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, clash with opponents and Houthi rebels in the port city of Aden’s Dar Saad suburb. Photograph: Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s Houthi rebel movement said on Wednesday it wanted to return to United Nations-sponsored peace talks - but only after a complete halt to a mont(...)

Members of the Irish Defence Force  prepare weapons for training at Glen of Imaal (Camp Coolmoney). Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

For two weeks last month, rural west Wicklow became upland western Syria as the Defence Forces tested themselves in a mock-up of the buffer zone betwe(...)

Army personnel prepare live rounds in an exercise involving Mowags. “No deployment plan is going to be generic, you are going to have to have a bespoke solution for everything” 16:01

Military planners have a phrase, “teeth to tail”, which they use to explain what is necessary to put troops on the ground and keep them supplied.Right(...)