Taliban confirm Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund's death, saying he was killed by a US bombing raid in Afghan province.
by Saba Aziz
by Alasdair Soussi
by Showkat Shafi
by Kim Harrisberg
War & Conflict
by Asad Hashim
Abu Sayyaf releases video of German hostage's beheading
'White Helmets' bags Oscar on politically charged night
Red faces as wrong winner read out in Oscars fiasco
Russia's new game in Afghanistan
Senior Taliban leader killed in Kunduz air raid
Why Hollywood has abandoned Brand Israel
What is behind the hostility between Iran and Turkey?
The UK and US: The myth of the special relationship
Russia's soft warfare
What's behind attacks on foreigners in South Africa?
by Yanis Varoufakis
by Roman Dobrokhotov
by Catherine Rottenberg
by Najib Sharifi
Renewed anti-foreigner violence has raised fresh fears and uncertainty among members of migrant communities in S Africa.
Wind damage, sudden snow, travel disruption then an Arctic temperature drop for Scandinavia. Europe's 'weather bomb'.
From scenes of protests in the United States to images of Iraqis fleeing their homes, here is the week in pictures.
Since retaking eastern Mosul from ISIL, Iraqi security forces have been working to apprehend the remaining fighters.
A Syrian freelancer who lost his leg during a gun battle between rebels and regime forces shares his story of hope.
by Baba Tamim
Tens of thousands of cases of online incitement via Israeli social media were documented last year.
by Nigel Wilson
The post-ISIL power vacuum in the region has brought tensions between Iran and Turkey to a head, analysts say.
by Birce Bora
Palestinians in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood have been threatened with residency revocation after recent attacks.
by Ylenia Gostoli
Syria's Civil War
Demonstrators in Geneva have called for an end to the practice of enforced disappearances in war-torn Syria.
by Dylan Collins
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