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A displaced child from Hodeidah province carries water supplies on a donkey: a child dies every 10 minutes in Yemen from preventable diseases. Photograph: Essa Ahmed/ AFP

UN Yemen envoy Martin Griffiths has postponed until the end of the year peace talks between the Saudi-led coalition and Houthi rebels which had been d(...)

St Patrick’s Day Parade in New York. Up to 5,000 visas a year could be made available to Irish citizens. Photograph: John Lamparski/Getty Images

As Washington continues to dissect the results of Tuesday’s midterm elections, which saw the House of Representatives return to Democratic power for t(...)

Britain’s environment secretary Michael Gove: “It’s a great document.” Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Theresa May’s government is under growing pressure to publish its legal advice on a backstop deal as ministers are expected to meet in the next few da(...)

A man inspects the remains of members of the Yazidi minority killed by Islamic State after Kurdish forces discovered a mass grave near the village of Sinuni, in the northwestern Sinjar area of Iraq, in February 2015. Photograph: Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images

More than 200 mass graves have been uncovered in Iraq in areas formerly controlled by Islamic State militants, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Th(...)

  People wait with their vehicles to cross Jaber-Nassib border crossing to Syria from Jordan on October 29th. A total of 344 refugees were said to have returned to Syria early this week Photograph:  Andre Pain/EPA

The reopening of Syria’s border with Jordan and the national museum in Damascus are seen by Syrians as signs of normality after seven years of civil c(...)

A montage of images of UCD’s “gentle revolution in 1968-69. Photograph: The University Observer

In Paris, May 1968, a student protest over university reform drew a heavy-handed response from the authorities, leading to widespread worker strikes. (...)

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir speaks during the second day of the 14th Manama dialogue, Security Summit in Manama, Bahrain. Photograph: Hamad l Mohammed/Reuters

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Saturday that those behind the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi would be prosecuted in the(...)

Elderly men talk to each other in downtown Amman. Photograph: Muhammad Hamed/Reuters

The taxi nuzzles gently into dense rush-hour traffic as car headlamps flicker over the walls of white stone villas and residential and office blocks. (...)

A man walks past a display with portraits of Saudi king Salman bin Abdulazziz (C), his son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) and the founder of the kingdom, King Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh. photograph: Fayez Nureldine /AFP/Getty Images

The pressure on business leaders to cut or suspend ties with Saudi Arabia following its apparently barbaric murder of a journalist illustrates the dan(...)

Journalists the world over are increasingly endangered, like Jamal Khashoggi, by disregard of their freedom to report and investigate. Photograph: Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

The disappearance and presumed murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul has brought a perfect storm of criticism and attention on the Saud(...)

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