Days of rival government factional fighting havepummeled the Upper Nile region of South Sudan and heavy fighting has ravaged the state capital of Malakal.
Al-Shabaab shot dead a senior Somali military officer in Mogadishu on Thursday.
The possibility of a third-term run for Burundi’s president threatens to undermine the peace deal in place since the civil war a decade ago.
Security forces and anti-government protesters clashedin Guinea, leaving one dead.
The Islamic State released a new video last weekend showing the beheadings of 21 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.
The plight of North African and Middle Eastern migrantsrisking their lives to make it to European soil by boat has been highlighted by the fatal capsizing of a boat over the weekend, killing a suspected 750 people. As a result, EU leaders are tripling funding for search and rescue missions and the UN is pleading with wealthy nations to take their share of refugees.
The UN says the Islamic State has 225,000 Syrians undersiege in Deir Ez Zor.
Saudi airstrikes resumed in Yemen only hours after Saudi Arabia declared a halt to their campaign.
Accounts of airstrikes stream into social media from Yemeni survivors.
A New York Times interactive breaks down the basics of the conflict in Yemen.
Arms race in the Middle East fuels further and further conflict.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was apparently seriously injured in a March airstrike and continues to recover.
Baghdadi’s acting replacement is a former physics teacher – an Iraqi named Abu Alaa Afri.
Der Spiegel published the results of an extensive investigation into the Islamic State’s origin and organization, revealing the heavy hand of ex-Baathists from Saddam Hussein’s government.
An American drone strike in Pakistan accidentally killedtwo hostages – American Warren Weinstein and Italian Giovanni Lo Porto. The same strike also killed an American member of Al Qaeda – Ahmed Farouq. A separate strike killed another American – Al Qaeda propagandist Adam Gadahn.
The White House has since acknowledged that the targets of those strikes were not individuals (a signature strike), but rather Al Qaeda compounds.
In an apparent bid to match the Islamic State brutality for brutality, the Taliban is targeting Hazaras in a serious of kidnappings and beheadings.
A suicide bombing in Jalalabad on Saturday killed 35 people. The Islamic State initially took the credit, but now it appears they were not actually behind it.
RetroReports’ Anatomy of an Interrogation tells the story of an Afghan farmer and the CIA contractor who served prison time for the torture-related death, the only person associated with the agency ever to do so. (Phenomenal piece of reporting.)
The Pentagon can’t account for $1.3 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid.
A new documentary chronicles the late Richard Holbrooke’s frustrations and collisions with the White House and military leadership over how to proceed in Afghanistan.
Scientists used a secret replica of Iran’s nuclear facility constructed in Tennessee to answer diplomats’ technical queries during nuclear negotiations.