Somalia

Twin car bombings kill nearly 40 in Somalia's Mogadishu

At least 38 are dead in two car bomb blasts, claimed by al-Shabab, reported near presidential palace in Somali capital.

Syria's Civil War

Syria's war: Ghouta hit with incendiary rockets

Ghouta is being hit by incendiary bombs that are intended to start large fires when they hit the ground.

Afghanistan

Dozens killed in multiple attacks across Afghanistan

At least 23 killed in separate attacks in Kabul's diplomatic area and the country's Farah and Helmand provinces.

Nearly two dozen Afghan soldiers killed in multiple attacks

South Sudan

UN report: South Sudan destruction 'defies description'

More than 40 South Sudanese officials may be guilty of crimes against humanity, the UN says.

South Sudan officials may be guilty of war crimes: UN report

Syria's Civil War

'Survive or die together': More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

Syrian government aerial offensive on rebel-held enclave that began on Sunday has killed at least 403 people.

'Survive or die together': More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

Syria's Civil War

Is Russia stalling a UN resolution on Eastern Ghouta?

The member states of the UN Security Council have gathered to discuss calling for an end to the violence in Eastern Ghouta, but people there are still dying, and any action is a long way away.

Central African Republic

Central African Republic: Half the population needs aid

Thousands of people in CAR have had to flee their homes, and now half of the country is in urgent need of aid.

Nigeria

Confusion over missing Nigerian school girls

Parents express grief and disappointment after the government retracts a statement that some girls were rescued.

Confusion over missing Nigerian girls, parents demand answers

Human Rights

Week in pictures: From Syria's war to the Winter Olympics

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including US protests against gun violence and Indonesia volcano eruption

Week in pictures: From Syria's war to the Winter Olympics

Nigeria

Dozens still missing after Boko Haram school assault

Government retracts earlier statement that some of the girls had been rescued after Boko Haram attacked their school.

Dozens of Nigerian schoolgirls still unaccounted for after attack

Maps

Syrian civil war map: Who controls what?

A map of the Syrian civil war that shows who controls what after years of fighting.

Syrian civil war map: Who controls what?

101 East

Robo Doc and Iraq's Amputees

How a world-renowned Australian surgeon returned to his birthplace in Iraq, to help amputees to walk again.

Middle East

Turkey-backed Syrian rebels advance towards Afrin

Syrian rebels backed by Turkey say they have taken more positions from Kurdish fighters around the city of Afrin.

Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC: Thousands flee amid surge in 'horrific violence'

UN warns of 'humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions' amid surge of violence in DRC's Tanganyika province.