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United Nations Security Council members vote on a resolution about Yemen’s security at UN Headquarters in the Manhattan borough of New York city, US. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to authorise the deployment of monitors to observe the implementation of a ceasefire in Yemen’s key port(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces with students from Ringsend College at the launch of the  Global Schools programme. Photograph: Julien Behal

Irish diplomats and peacekeepers are to visit every secondary school in the State over the coming months as part of ambitious plans to double Ireland’(...)

Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announces that Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel during a speech at the Australian Institute on Saturday. Photograph:  Photo by Mick Tsikas-Pool/Getty Images

Australia has decided to formally recognise west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but will not move its embassy until there is a peace settlement betwee(...)

Yemen’s foreign minister Khaled al-Yamani (left)  and rebel negotiator Mohammed Abdelsalam shake hands in the presence of of United Nations secretary general Antonio Guterres at the end of  peace talks in Rimbo, on Thursday. Photograph:  Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s warring parties have agreed to a ceasefire in the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah and its surrounding governorate, the United Nations secretary (...)

Michael Flynn, former national security adviser to US president Donald Trump, leaves Federal Court in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP

US president Donald Trump’s first national security adviser Michael Flynn helped substantially with the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation(...)

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko leading a session of the national security and defence council  in Kiev. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian presidential press service/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine on Monday imposed martial law for 30 days in parts of the country most vulnerable to an attack from Russia after president Petro Poroshenko wa(...)

A  severely malnourished boy rests on a hospital bed at the Aslam Health Center, Hajjah, Yemen in October. Photograph: Hani Mohammed/AP

US defence secretary Jim Mattis said on Wednesday that peace talks between Yemen’s warring parties were likely to take place in early December in Swed(...)

A supporter of Houthi rebels collects money during a gathering to collect food aid and mobilise more fighters into Hodeidah battlefronts, in Sanaa, Yemen. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

On October 30th, US secretary of defence Jim Mattis and secretary of state Mike Pompeo called on all sides in the war in Yemen to agree a ceasefire wi(...)

Yemeni government forces take part in military operations against Houthi positions in the port city of Hodeida on Monday. Photograph: EPA

The fight in Yemen has escalated dramatically over the past week, exacerbating a dire humanitarian crisis that the United Nations says could spiral in(...)

Amal Hussain (7), who suffered from severe acute malnutrition, in a bed at a mobile clinic run by Unicef in Aslam, Yemen, on October 18th. Days after the New York Times published a searing portrait of the starving girl and the famine in Yemen, Amal’s family said she had died at a ragged refugee camp. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

‘All the big countries say they are fighting each other in Yemen. But it feels to us like they are fighting the poor people.” Ali al-Hajaji, a Yemeni (...)

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