Middle East

Syrian regime traps 400,000 civilians in east Ghouta

At least two babies die of malnutrition as eastern Ghouta remains under siege by regime forces.

Europe

Srebrenica's Muslim defender acquitted of war crimes

The court in Sarajevo said that Naser Oric, who led the defence of Srebrenica during the 1992-95 war, is not guilty.

Srebrenica defender Naser Oric acquitted of war crimes

Middle East

ISIL makes gains against Syrian army in Raqqa province

At least 34 Syrian soldiers and 12 ISIL fighters killed in battle for Maadan town that set army back by 30km.

ISIL makes gains against Syrian army in Raqqa province

Africa

CAR government signs peace deal with rebel groups

Under the accord, armed groups will be given representation in the political arena in exchange for an end to attacks.

War & Conflict

Roma in Kosovo: The justice that never came

Years after the Yugoslav wars, Roma still await justice for disappeared family and those lost in 'revenge' attacks.

Roma in Kosovo: The justice that never came

Opinion

Searching for Garcia Lorca

Will finding controversial poet's final resting place help Spain reconcile with its tragic past?

Hisham Aidi

by Hisham Aidi

Hisham Aidi

Human Rights

Lebanon's disappeared: 'My father could still be alive'

A Lebanese family shares the harrowing ordeal of coping with the father's disappearance during civil war time.

Lebanon's disappeared: 'My father could still be alive'

Yemen

Yemen government withdraws from UN-backed talks

Decision by Hadi government follows announcement of formation of coalition by Houthis and ex-president Saleh's party.

South Sudan

South Sudan: Dozens killed as violence flares in Wau

Gangs of ethnic Dinka youths accused of targeting Fertit tribe in northwest city as tens of thousands flee their homes.

South Sudan: Dozens killed as violence flares in Wau

Democratic Republic of Congo

Survival and resurrection after Congo's civil war

Daniel Kanyarahuru was imprisoned for 15 months in torturous conditions but was rescued and now lives happily in the US.

Survival and resurrection after Congo's civil war

Tajikistan

Tajikistan poised to slide back towards war

Analysts say Central Asian nation is under internal and external pressure after decades-long rule of Emomali Rahmon.

Tajikistan poised to slide back towards war

Burundi

Burundi opponents meet for talks in Uganda

Representatives in Kampala in face-to-face discussions to halt spiralling violence that has killed hundreds since April.

Burundi opponents meet for talks in Uganda

Inside Story

Is Burundi on the brink of civil war?

There are growing fears that Burundi could be headed for another conflict

Civil war

Burundi facing real possibility of civil war: US envoy

Urgent regional mediation needed as the country appears on the brink of civil war, US diplomat warns.

Burundi facing real possibility of civil war: US envoy

Civil war

Trouble in Tajikistan

Analysts say the banning of a moderate Islamist party could unravel the country's post-civil war order.

Trouble in Tajikistan