A Palestinian loads a cart with aid food provided by the UN’s World Food Programme and its agency for Palestinian refugees, Unrwa, in the Gaza Strip’s al-Shati refugee camp. Photograph: Mohammed Abed

The US has called for the dismantling of the UN agency caring for more than five million Palestinian refugees. Trump administration envoy Jason Gree(...)

 An Afghan man holds the  body of a relative at a hospital in Kabul on Wednesday. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

A suicide blast in a mainly Shia area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of ci(...)

Yemenis dig graves for the victims of a Saudi-led air strike on Thursday that hit a bus carrying children. Photograph: EPA

A Saudi-led Arab military coalition said on Friday it would investigate an air strike that killed dozens of children in Yemen, an apparent shift of s(...)

Sudanese forces fighting alongside the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen gather near the outskirts of the western port city of Hodeidah on Tuesday. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/EPA

A Saudi-led alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, aiming to bring the r(...)

Displaced young residents of Mosul gather at a petrol station, used as a gathering point, after fleeing the Iraqi city on Friday, during an offensive by US-backed Iraqi forces to retake the western parts of the city from Islamic State. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images

The number of civilians escaping the fighting in Mosul has increased significantly as battles intensify between US-backed Iraqi forces and Islamic Sta(...)

Rebel fighters and civilians wait to be evacuated from a rebel-held sector of eastern Aleppo on Sunday. Photograph: Abdalrhman Ismail/Reuters

The United Nations Security Council on Monday unanimously called for UN officials and others to observe the evacuation of people from the last rebel-h(...)

Bombing of Nagasaki, Japan in 1945. A commitment to nuclear disarmament was made almost 50 years ago. Photograph: EPA/Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum

Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan has reaffirmed Ireland’s commitment to the complete elimination of nuclear weapons in the wake of an his(...)

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in southeast Mosul, Iraq. Photograph: Azad Lashkari/Reuters

Kurdish Peshmerga forces said on Monday they had secured a river crossing enabling them to open a new front against Islamic State and further tighten (...)

Shia fighters with Iraqi security forces gather near Falluja, Iraq, on Tuesday. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Iraqi forces shelled Islamic State targets in Falluja on Tuesday, the second day of an assault to retake the militant stronghold just west of Baghdad.(...)

 People trying to  leave the besieged town of Madaya in this file photograph from last month.  Doctors Without Borders says dozens of people have died of starvation in the town since September. Photograph: AP

The residents of the besieged Syrian town of Madaya say they are again facing starvation as meagre supplies delivered last month are already running o(...)

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