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Yemenis bury the body of a child, a victim of alleged Saudi-led air strikes. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has killed 109 civilians in air strikes in the past 10 days, including 54 at a crowded market and 14 members o(...)

Kurdish boys, refugees from Kobane, pictured in a refugee camp in Suruc, Turkey, in 2015, as they wait to return to Syria. Photograph: Getty

Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human s(...)

Reuters reporter Wa Lone talks to reporters as he leaves court in Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: Reuters

Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as an i(...)

A picture taken on December 24th shows Syrian baby Karim Abdallah, who lost an eye as well as his mother in government shelling on Ghouta, being carried by his father inside his family home in the  eastern Ghouta region. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty Images

Medical evacuations have begun from the Syrian rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta to Damascus, the International Committee of the Red Cross in Syria(...)

 Nikki Haley, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, votes at the United Nations security council. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-2019 in what will be interpreted as a further ratc(...)

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, votes with other members of the United Nations Security Council to impose new sanctions on North Korea, on Friday, in New York City. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously imposed new sanctions on North Korea following its latest intercontinental ballistic missile test, a mov(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at UN Post 2-45 where Irish troops are serving in Lebanon. Photograph: Jack Power

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar began his trip of the Irish peacekeeping troops in south Lebanon on Friday, visiting UN post 2-45, the main outpost for Irish D(...)

The mother of one-year-old Sameer al-Dhanbari, who suffers from severe malnutrition, helps him as he lies on a bed at a hospital in Houta city, in the southern province of Lahej, Yemen. Photograph:  Fawaz Salman/Reuters

The number of suspected cholera cases in Yemen has hit 1 million, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday, as war has left more (...)

 US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley:  “The United States will remember this day when it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly.” Photograph: EPA/Justin Lane

The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly backed a measure critical of US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the cap(...)

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Witnesses described hearing a blast and said they saw smoke in the northeast of Riyadh. Photograph: Faisal Al Nasser/Reuters

Saudi Arabian air defences intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest attac(...)

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