Afghanistan

UN: Pro-government forces killed more Afghans than armed groups

Afghan and international forces killed at least 305 civilians and wounded 303 between January and March, UN says.

UN: Pro-government forces killed more Afghans than armed groups

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator

United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions blasts Saudi trials in Khashoggi case as substandard.

Khashoggi probe to push for accountability: UN investigator

Health

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

Severity of outbreaks could be worse since only about one in 10 actual measles cases is reported, UN body says.

WHO raises alarm over 300 percent rise in measles cases

Inside Story

Why can war criminals escape justice?

More and more perpetrators get away with human rights violations and crimes against humanity.

Middle East

Iranians protest US blacklisting of Revolutionary Guard Corps

Burning US flags, Iranians rallied after Friday prayers against the US's decision to blacklist the country's elite forces as a foreign 'terrorist' organisation.

Sudan

Joy turns to anger as Sudan protesters reject 'regime coup'

Opposition activists and groups call for a civilian government to replace Omar al-Bashir, vow to continue protests.

Joy turns to anger as Sudan protesters reject 'regime coup'

Africa

Nigerian troops evacuate 'entire town' in security operation: UN

Nearly 10,000 people from Jakana were relocated to camp in Maiduguri, swelling the population of existing camps.

Nigerian troops evacuate 'entire town' in security operation: UN

Africa

Death toll from devastating Cyclone Idai rises above 1,000

More than 4,000 cholera cases and seven deaths from the illness reported in Mozambique.

Death toll from devastating Cyclone Idai rises above 1,000

Myanmar

UN fears up to 30 Rohingya dead in Myanmar army attack

UN says it has unconfirmed reports suggesting that as many as 30 people may have been killed in Rakhine state attack.

UN: Recent Myanmar army attack may have killed dozens of Rohingya

Libya

Rival Libyan forces face off as new war looms

Army of Tripoli-based government vows to reclaim all areas seized by forces loyal to renegade General Khalifa Haftar.

Libya

Libya: Detained refugees 'terrified' as clashes near Tripoli rage

Some refugees and migrants say they have been left without food and water, others say they were forced to move weapons.

Libya: Detained refugees 'terrified' as clashes near Tripoli rage

Libya

Libya's GNA chief warns Haftar of 'war without winners'

Amid fierce clashes, Fayez al-Sarraj says the self-styled Libyan National Army will meet resistance in march on Tripoli.

Libya

Tripoli prepares after Haftar orders troop advance

Tensions rise as renegade General Khalifa Haftar orders his forces to move on Libyan capital in a 'victorious march'.

Africa

UN troops step up Mali patrols after massacre

Peacekeepers' activity boosted following attack last month in which gunmen killed more than 130 people and injured dozens of others.

Libya

'Brief skirmish' near Libya's Tripoli as Haftar's LNA heads west

Report of clash comes as Tripoli gov't declares alert after Haftar forces say ready to cleanse 'west from terrorists'.

'Brief skirmish' near Libya's Tripoli as Haftar's LNA heads west