Friday, February 24, 2017 - 12:57
Turkish armed forces and allied Syrian fighters have seized near full control of the key town of Al Bab in northern Syria from ISIL, according to multiple sources.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:13
Libyan media has obtained leaked audio recordings of what appears to be US pilots speaking with the control tower of an airbase controlled by Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar.
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 07:20
Kenya has said it is withdrawing its troops from the United Nations mission in South Sudan, a day after Ban Ki-moon sacked the Kenyan commander of peacekeeping forces in the country for failing to protect civilians. Kenya has more than 1,000 troops deployed in South Sudan.
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 07:27
Kenyan police have been accused of 1,200 deaths in the last five years, more than two-thirds of people killed by guns in the country, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 06:52
Security officials in Burkina Faso said they had foiled another coup plot in the West African nation and blamed it on former presidential guards. The country was plunged into crisis last September when the powerful presidential guards detained the interim leaders who had been running the country since the uprising against Compaore.
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 09:15
There is no consensus among the people and politicians in Afghanistan on how to deal with the Taliban. Views range between the two extremes of calling the Taliban "brothers" to seeing them as "terrorists" and "Pakistani mercenaries".
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 08:04
According to a recent report by Adalah, a legal rights group, Israeli airport staff regularly violate Israeli law by subjecting Arab passengers, including Israel's own Palestinian citizens, to strip searches and other degrading procedures.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 08:06
The decentralisation of security, spending and administrative power is regularly cited as a means of reducing tension in a post-Islamic State Iraq. Easy to say, harder to do. In decentralisation, the devil is in the detail.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 08:00
The new military aid deal formalised by the United States and Israel on September 14 could serve to boost an intransigent, right-wing Israeli government that has already shown little appetite for substantial concessions to the Palestinians, analysts say.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 08:16
Colombia's Marxist FARC fighters have apologised for the "great pain" they caused by kidnapping thousands of people to finance half a century of conflict.