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

Brunei

Brunei punishes gay sex with death by stoning

New penal code imposes death penalty for rape, adultery, sodomy, robbery and introduces public flogging.

Brunei enacts new penal code as sultan calls for 'stronger' Islam

Inside Story

Why are peacekeepers leaving Mali?

Canada and Netherlands to pull peacekeepers out as violence spreads.

Brunei

UN slams 'inhuman' Brunei stoning laws

New penal code imposes death penalty for rape, adultery, sodomy, robbery and insulting the Prophet Muhammad.

UN slams 'inhuman' Brunei stoning laws

Mali

Mali warns of more turmoil if UN cuts peacekeeping forces

The mandate of UN mission is due for renewal in June but Canadian and Dutch peacekeepers are pulling out.

Africa

Mali conflict turning into multistate ethnic cleansing

The peacekeeping mission in Mali is already the deadliest in UN history and the violence is getting worse and spreading into Burkina Faso and Niger.

Environment

Climate change impacts accelerating, says UN report

Physical signs of climate change are accelerating as temperatures drive towards increasingly dangerous levels.

Climate change impacts accelerating: WMO report