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Yemeni pro-government forces lay down a field of fire near Hodeida airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement fought on Saturday to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hode(...)

Critics of US government policy protest during a ‘Families Belong Together March’, in downtown Los Angeles, California on Thursday. Photograph: Robyn Beck/Getty Images

The US government said on Friday that 1,995 children were separated from 1,940 adults at the US-Mexico border between April 19th and May 31st, as the(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tánaiste Simon Coveney this week announced plans for seven new Irish diplomatic missions overseas. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Government plans to open seven new embassies and consulates around the world suggest a welcome and overdue willingness to invest in Ireland’s global r(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras attends a parliamentary session on Thursday ahead of a debate on a motion of no confidence by the main opposition in row over a deal on neighbouring Macedonia’s name. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

The Greek parliament began debating a no-confidence motion in the government on Thursday, with opposition deputies expressing fury over prime minister(...)

Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition take position during an attack on the port city of Hodeidah, on the outskirts of Hodeidah, Yemen on Wednesday. Photograph: Najeeb Almahboobi/ EPA

Arab warplanes and warships pounded Houthi positions in Yemen’s Hodeidah for a second day on Thursday, as a Saudi-led alliance tried to seize the mai(...)

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the UN General Assembly before a vote in New York. Photograph: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations General Assembly condemned Israel on Wednesday for excessive use of force against Palestinian civilians. It has also asked UN chie(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un shakes hands with Xi Jinping in Beijing. Photograph: AFP/KCNA via KNS

With Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump having departed Singapore after their landmark summit, attention now turns to China to see if it will continue to up(...)

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(...)

Macedonian prime minister Zoran Zaev informed his party leader that he had “achieved a solution with Greece”. Photograph: Reuters

Macedonia has agreed to change its name to the Republic of Northern Macedonia after reaching a historic deal with Greece. The agreement signals an en(...)

Search and rescue: some of the migrants picked up in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: SOS Mediterranée/AFP

A bitter standoff between Italy and Malta over a boat carrying hundreds of migrants that neither country would allow to dock was resolved on Monday af(...)

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