Politics

Gambia: Military threat looms as Jammeh clings to power

Thousands of people flee the country and African troops edge towards borders as President Yahya Jammeh's term ends.

Africa

Deadly suicide blast sets back Mali peace efforts

Dozens dead in car-bomb attack at camp housing government soldiers and rival armed groups in northern city of Gao.

War & Conflict

Russian and Turkish jets 'carry out joint raid on ISIL'

Russia's defence ministry says its fighter jets teamed up with Turkish warplanes to hit ISIL in northern Syria's Al Bab.

Palestine

Who represents the Palestinian people?

The political parties and groups advocating for the cause of Palestinian self-determination.

War & Conflict

Southern Kaduna killings

How can Nigeria address the issues fueling violence in southern Kaduna?

Egypt

Islands of contention: Tiran and Sanafir

A tumultuous tale of two islands that span decades.

Middle East

Police officers killed in Egypt checkpoint attack

Authorities say at least eight dead in Naqb, about 70km from Kharga city, in New Valley province in the Western Desert.

Maps

Boko Haram Attacks

Explore our interactive map to examine in detail the violent incidents in and around Nigeria from 2009 to 2016.

Middle East

Syrian rebel groups agree to attend Astana meeting

Delegation of opposition factions to attend peace talks but others, including Ahrar al-Sham, plan to stay away.

Libya

What is Russia's endgame in Libya?

Haftar met with Russian officials in an effort to secure military support that would prepare for his control of Libya.

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Two-state solution 'only way to Middle East peace'

France's Hollande tells representatives from 70 countries it is up to Palestinian and Israeli leaders to achieve peace.

War & Conflict

Civilian deaths reported in shelling near Damascus

Monitoring group says seven dead in assault on village in contested valley which supplies water to the Syrian capital.

Inside Story

Another attempt at peace for Palestine and Israel

Is there still hope for a two-state solution?

Palestine

Palestine: Growing Recognition

Amid efforts to bring the issue back to the negotiating table, 137 UN member nations have recognised State of Palestine.

Palestine

Paris peace conference: A damp squib

A half-century of Israeli occupation is not going to be meaningfully addressed by international meetings.