Africa

At least 16 dead as attackers storm Mali army camp

Gunmen attacked and briefly seized an army base overnight, killing soldiers and destroying vehicles.

At least 16 dead as attackers storm Mali army camp

Afghanistan

Afghan troops killed and captured in Taliban attacks

Attack in Faryab province leaves 22 dead, after a week of heavy fighting forced dozens of Afghan forces to flee.

Afghan troops killed and captured in Taliban attacks

Opinion

On how Mehdi Hasan caught Erik Prince in a lie

But left some important questions about the private security industry unasked and unanswered.

Deborah Avant

by Deborah Avant

Deborah Avant

Middle East

'No to war': Middle East musicians collaborate on a 'peace album'

Iranian musician Mehdi Rajabian brings together artists from the region to promote 'resilience, hope and empathy'.

'No to war': Middle East musicians collaborate on a 'peace album'

New Zealand attack

World leaders condemn New Zealand mosque attacks

World leaders react with horror to the deadly attacks at two mosques in Christchurch during Friday prayers.

The world reacts to New Zealand mosque attacks

Syria's War

Civilians killed as government air raids hit Syria's Idlib

First air strikes in weeks kill civilians, including children, in last rebel-held province, Syria's Civil Defence says.

Civilians killed as government air raids hit Syria's Idlib

Afghanistan

Afghanistan probes mistaken US air attack on its army base

At least five Afghan soldiers were killed in what was supposed to be a precision air attack by US forces.

Afghanistan probes mistaken US air attack on its army base

Head to Head

Transcript: Erik Prince on Iraq, privatising wars, and Trump

Read the full transcript of our discussion with the founder and former CEO of the private security firm, Blackwater.

Opinion

Justice is the key ingredient for sustainable peace in CAR

To build a lasting peace, the CAR government needs to ensure there is justice for past crimes and human rights abuses.

Patryk I Labuda

by Patryk I Labuda

Patryk I Labuda

Africa

South Sudan violence: UN wants to end culture of impunity

Reports of atrocities in South Sudan despite last year's landmark deal to end the civil war.

Africa

Eight killed in blast at Somali market: official

Official says the victims were all civilians who had come to a market in southwest Somalia to sell or buy livestock.

Eight killed in blast at Somali market: official

Syria's War

Syria's war: Who controls what?

A map of the Syrian war showing who controls what after seven years of fighting.

Syria's war: Who controls what?

Hamid Karzai

Q&A with Karzai: Taliban and Afghan gov't should talk

Former Afghan president hopes for an intra-Afghan dialogue in which the Afghan government is present.

Asia

Disputed claims as US air raids kills 11 in Afghanistan's Ghazni

The US has conducted a series of air attacks against Taliban fighters, but elders and local officials say they killed 35 civilians.

Malaysia

Malaysia offers citizens conditional return as ISIL crumbles

More than 100 Malaysians joined ISIL in Syria and about 13, including women and children, now want to come back.

Malaysia offers citizens conditional return as ISIL crumbles