Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for his role in ending a 20-year conflict between his country and neighbouri(...)

Yukpa indigenous children, some of them suffering from malnutrition, are fed with supplements provided by the Caritas organisation, at Los Angeles del Tukuko mission, near Machiques, Zulia state, Venezuela earlier this month. Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The gradual progress the world has made in reducing hunger and malnutrition since the turn of the century has been a powerful illustration of the valu(...)

Syrian refugees remove a corrugated metal as they dismantle their shelters at the Lebanese border town of Arsal. Photograph: Reuters/Hassan Abdallah

Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, the three regional countries hosting 5.6 million Syrian refugees, are struggling under the burden. Economic crises in all(...)

Syrians drive with their belongings along the main Damascus-Aleppo highway near the town of Saraqib in Syria’s jihadist-held Idlib province on May 9th, 2019. Photograph: Anas al-Dyab

The UN Security Council is set to meet on Friday to discuss fighting between the Syrian army, which is backed by Russian air cover, and jihadis based (...)

Three of Mo’een Al Ali’s daughters watch on as their parents explain the barriers preventing them from going to school. Photograph: Peter Biro/European Union 2018

Three years have passed since the last time Mo’een Al Ali’s children stepped inside a school classroom. The local schools are full and the family cann(...)

 Nadia Murad and Denis Mukwege, joint winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Photographs:  Lucas Jackson/Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Two leaders of the struggle against sexual violence in war have won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize, a choice that will hearten campaigners fighting for(...)

Armed members of Arab-backed Yemeni forces near the airport on the outskirts of Hodeidah, Yemen, on Wednesday. Photograph: ARAB 24 via Reuters

Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen’s main port city, Hodeidah, grew as fighting spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalit(...)

Civilians flee the city of Afrin in northern Syria on March 16th, 2018.  A Turkish-led offensive to capture the Kurdish-majority enclave has forced 30,000 civilians from its main city in 24 hours. Photograph:  George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty

More reports of the arrest and torture of refugees who return to government-held Syria have emerged, following an Irish Times investigation into rever(...)

A family in the Moria migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos. Photograph:  Anthi Pazianouanthi/Getty Images

A lesson for today: in 1716 the Turks controlled most of the Balkans, including the Greek mainland, but they had failed to capture Corfu and the othe(...)

A young girl with her family in camp for people displaced by the war in Syria. Photograph: Getty Images

More than 31 million people – one person every second – were uprooted in their home country in 2016 because of conflicts and disasters, and numbers wi(...)

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