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Iranian mourners gather during the final stage of funeral processions for Qasem Soleimani, in his hometown Kerman in January 2020. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP via Getty Images

in Tehran On a bus for a “pilgrimage” to the grave of renowned Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, Hoda overheard others discussing what they would (...)

Yemeni pro-government fighters man a position in Ataq city, the capital of the province of Shabwa, east of the Red Sea port of Aden, on January 18th. Photograph:  Saleh al-Obeidi/AFP via Getty

Air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthi-held Yemeni capital Sana’a killed at least 20 people on Tuesday, rebel Houthi media and residents(...)

Oliver Sears holds a powder compact that was a courtship gift from his grandfather to his grandmother. Photograph: Laura Hutton

The first-time visitor to Auschwitz in Poland is often surprised by the richness of the natural surroundings – golden wheat fields and village gardens(...)

 A Yemeni pro-government fighter   on January 10th.  Government  forces, backed by a Saudi-led military coalition, have said they  seized control of the northern  province of Shabwa from Houthi forces.  Photograph:   AFP via Getty Images

Nearly seven years after Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates intervened in Yemen’s civil conflict, transforming it into a full-scale war, the pr(...)

 Afghan woman begs for alms during a snowfall in Kabul, earlier in January. Photograph: EPA/Stringer

Afghan farmer Abdul Qaher cannot remember a worse drought. Unable to feed his four children after losing his harvest, he took the drastic decision to (...)

Reformist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr intends to split the Shia bloc, which had dominated Iraqi politics since the 2003 US occupation. Photograph: Karar Essa/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Iraq’s new parliament will on Sunday hold its first session since the party headed by reformist Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr won the most seats in Oct(...)

Iran shot down Ukrainian flight shortly after take-off from its capital Tehran on January 8, 2020, killing all 176 people aboard. Photograph: Cole Burston/AFP via Getty

A court in Ontario, Canada, has awarded C$107 million (€74.4 million), plus interest, to the families of six people who died when the Iranian Revoluti(...)

Gena Heraty, from Liscarney, Co Mayo, with residents and staff from Kay Christine Home, in Kenscoff, Haiti: “Nobody wants to donate money to an organisation to pay salaries. But staff are the ones who keep programmes going.”

The first day Gena Heraty went to work at a residential home in Haiti, she became a mother for the abandoned children in her care. She was 23 back the(...)

The rally attack on the Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump on January 6th last. ‘That day was awful to watch because protecting the Capitol was our family business.’ Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

I have received emails asking me not to run my brother Kevin’s annual column this past year. And I have received emails asking me to please run Kevin’(...)

Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi waves during his swearing-in ceremony  in Tehran on August 5th, 2021. Photograph: Meghdad Madadi/ATPImages/Getty Images

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei bided his time before publicly offering his seal of approval to the 2015 nuclear accord Tehran signed with world powers. But as(...)

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