Syrian children, among those who fled from government forces’ advance on Ma’aret al-Nu’man in the south of Idlib prvoinceat a camp for the displaced near the border with Turke. Photograph:  Aaref Watad/AFP via Getty Images

The United Nations has said 235,000 civilians fled their homes in rebel-held northwestern Syria during a Russian-backed campaign of air strikes and sh(...)

Palestinian farmers pick olives in the Al-Bureij refugee camp, south of the Gaza Strip. The fruit is a staple for many local farmers. Photograph: Mahmoud Issa/Getty Images

The autumn olive harvest is traditionally a period of optimism for Palestinians in an environment that often offers little reason for hope. The olive(...)

A boy carries bread as he makes his way through rubble following an air strike in the rebel-held area of Aleppo’s al-Sukari district. Photograph: Reuters/Abdalrhman Ismail

The United Nations said yesterday it was worried about 8,000 Syrians trapped by fighting north of Aleppo, where Islamic State has advanced against reb(...)

Residents gather at a market as they prepare for Cyclone Winston in the Fijian town of Nausori. Photograph: Kris Parsad/AFP/Getty Images

Fiji declared a nationwide curfew on Saturday, as airlines suspended flights and the prime minister warned people to seek refuge from a cyclone that c(...)

Israeli soldiers evicted several hundred Bedouins from a village in the occupied West Bank today after the army declared the area a live-fire t(...)