A Malian citizen and member of Al Qaeda-linked Ansar al Dine militant group has been brought before the International Criminal Court over the destruction of ancient religious monuments in Mali in 2012.
The Islamic State attacked forces guarding one of Libya’s main oil ports on Thursday.
France began airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. On Sunday, at least 30 were reportedly killed in a French strike on an Islamic State training camp in eastern Syria.
France opened a probe into the Assad regime for crimes against humanity.
Russia and the US have opened deconfliction talks over Syria.
Russia is working hard to promote the intervention in Syria back home.
Iraq, Iran and Russia plan to set up a joint intelligence-sharing hub to fight the Islamic State.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said he is open to Russia conducting airstrikes against militants inside Iraq.
A Pentagon Inspector General report finds a number of flaws in Operation Inherent Resolve’s Iraq train and assist program.
Iran has sent reinforcements into Syria to aid both the Syrian government and Hezbollah.
Interviews with dozens of people who live in the Islamic State’s caliphate show that “the militants have created a brutal, two-tiered society, where daily life is starkly different for the occupiers and the occupied.”
Most Syrian refugees are too poor to make it to Europe.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared at the UN that Israel’s failures to meet its obligations under the Oslo Accords mean that Palestine can no longer “be bound by these agreements.”
Since the end of 2014′s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, about half of Gazan children need treatment for post-traumatic stress.
Clashes continue this week over the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
Israel deployed hundreds of troops to the West Bank on Friday after a Palestinian gunman opened fire the day before on a vehicle –– killing two Israeli settlement residents inside.
A Saudi airstrike on a wedding party in Yemen killed 131 and is one of the single deadliest attacks on civilians yet in the ongoing war.
Yemeni forces have regained control of the Bab al-Mandab strait.
Bahrain, alleging that Tehran has smuggled weapons to militants and promoted “subversion,” has recalled its ambassador and expelled the Iranian charge d’affaires.
The Afghan city of Kunduz was seized by the Taliban this week, but was recaptured a few days later, with the credit going to Afghan special forces. (Here’s a walk backwards through the bloody history of Kunduz.)
Though they lost it quickly, the Taliban are committed to spinning this as a historic and symbolic victory.
An American C-130 plane crashed in Afghanistan at around midnight on Thursday, killing 6 soldiers and 5 contractors. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash, but the US maintains this was an accident.
The Pakistani army announced that 25 suspected militants were killed in airstrikes near the Afghan border.
India rejected a Pakistani proposal of a four point peace plan for Kashmir.
France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine are meeting in Paris today (Oct 2) to work on peace talks to strengthen the almost-calm in Ukraine.
A weapons withdrawal agreement was reached among Russian, Ukrainian and European delegates this week. Ukraine says it will soon pull small-caliber weapons from the east if the cease-fire continues to hold.
International monitors with the OSCE say they have spotted the Russian TOS-1 Buratino weapons system, equipped with thermobaric warheads, for the first time.
The trial of two suspected Russian soldiers detained in eastern Ukraine began in Kiev.