Middle East

Battle for Yemen's Hodeidah: 'Shells raining down on us'

UN warns the humanitarian crisis in Yemen is worsening as tens of thousands of families are displaced by the Saudi-UAE coalition offensive to retake the strategic port city.

Syria's War

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

Group decries coalition's response to report that found hundreds of civilians were killed during its offensive last year

Amnesty: US-led coalition in denial over civilian deaths in Raqqa

Taliban

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Comment by senior US general follows increased diplomatic efforts to end the nearly 17-year war in Afghanistan.

US ready for direct talks with Afghan Taliban

Pakistan

Pakistan: Death toll rises to 149 in Mastung attack

At least 149 now reported killed in Friday's suicide attack at a political rally in Balochistan province.

Pakistan: Death toll rises to 149 in Mastung attack

Afghanistan

Afghan civilian deaths rise to record high

A total of 1,692 civilians killed in first half of 2018 despite June's truce between the government and the Taliban.

Afghanistan: Civilian deaths hit record high, says UN

Asia

Suicide bomb blast near Afghan ministry kills civilians

At least seven people were killed in an explosion outside the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development building.

Suicide bomb blast near Afghan ministry kills civilians

Iraq

Tear gas and water cannon fired at Iraqi protesters in Basra

At least seven people injured as unrest over jobs, poor services and corruption continues to flare in southern Iraq.

Gaza

Israeli air raids kill two Palestinian teens in Gaza

Hamas says it launched rockets and mortars in response to Israeli air strikes, which also wounded 30 Palestinians.

Iraq

Iraqi security forces on high alert as protests spread

Demonstrations began in the southern city of Basra over high unemployment and a lack of basic services.

Opinion

Why the Eritrea-Ethiopia peace is good for African politics

The peace agreement between Eritrea and Ethiopia is a radical act that will have an impact on all of East Africa.

Nanjala Nyabola

by Nanjala Nyabola

Nanjala Nyabola

South Sudan

UN Security Council imposes arms embargo on South Sudan

South Sudan has been at war since 2013, when President Salva Kiir accused then-deputy Riek Machar of plotting a coup.

Middle East

Gaza marks more than 100 days since mass protests began

Living conditions haven't improved since the weekly demonstrations began 105 days ago.

South Sudan

South Sudan president, rebels disagree over mandate extension

Parliament votes to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir until 2021, a move opposition dubbed illegal.

South Sudan president, rebels disagree over mandate extension

Middle East

Syria's Deraa: Regime raises flag in cradle of protest movement

Capture of province's capital is a symbolic victory for the Bashar al-Assad regime in the more-than-seven-year war that has seen rebels lose most of their territory.

Latin America

International Rights groups condemn Nicaragua killings

This week has seen some of the worst violence since the protests erupted nearly 3 months ago.