Democratic Republic of Congo

Congo's hidden mega-crisis

Political instability and massive humanitarian emergency are set to worsen in Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Congo's hidden mega-crisis

Politics

Week in pictures: From 'day of rage' to Nepal elections

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including a Catalan supporters' rally and California wildfires.

Week in pictures: From 'day of rage' to Nepal elections

Reporter's Notebook

'Peace Diamond' fetches $6.5m for Sierra Leone at New York auction

The diamond was found in a Sierra Leone village earlier this year and government promised money from the auction will benefit locals.

Humanitarian crises

UN launches $22.5bn humanitarian aid appeal

From South Sudan to Syria and from Afghanistan to Yemen, conflict with no end in sight is main cause of human suffering.

UN seeks $22.5bn for war, humanitarian crises victims

Rohingya

Who are the Rohingya?

Why are the more than one million Rohingya in Myanmar considered the 'world's most persecuted minority'?

Myanmar: Who are the Rohingya?

Yemen

Theresa May: Saudi blockade on Yemen must be eased

Flow of commercial supplies into Yemen must be resumed to avert humanitarian catastrophe, British PM tells Saudi royals.

Theresa May: Saudi blockade on Yemen must be eased

Haiti

Millions at risk of famine in post-hurricane Haiti

Jovenel Moise, Haiti's new president, is pleading for international assistance as millions face the risk of famine in the south of the country.

Refugees

Afghan boy, 10, 'crushed to death' on Greece-bound boat

Family of five was among 65 people trying to reach Greek island of Lesbos on a flimsy boy that had departed from Turkey.

Afghan boy, 10, 'crushed to death' on Greece-bound boat

Middle East

Aid trickles into Yemen after three weeks of blockade

Planes carrying humanitarian aid land in Sanaa, after a blockade lasting almost three weeks.

Bosnia

Ratko Mladic's ideology lives on in Republika Srpska

Mladic's vision of an 'ethnically cleansed' Greater Serbia is a reality today with Bosnia's Republika Srpska entity.

War & Conflict

Week in pictures: From Thanksgiving to protest in Yemen

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including celebrations in Zimbabwe and indigenous protests in Brazil.

Week in pictures: From Thanksgiving to protest in Yemen

Refugees

'Lives will be lost': Greece warned as winter nears

Humanitarian agencies call on Greek authorities to ensure that no refugees are in tents as winter weather approaches.

Rights groups urge Greece to end 'containment policy'

Politics

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including protests in Barcelona and a suicide bomb attack in Kabul.

Week in pictures: From Iran earthquake to Greece floods

Rohingya

Myanmar forces committed 'widespread rape' of Rohingya

Human Rights Watch report says rape a 'prominent and devastating feature' in brutal violence against Rohingya.