A pair of bomb blasts this Friday morning during pre-dawn prayers at a mosque in northern Nigeria have killed at least 18 people.
Nigerian soldiers and some self-defense fighters have claimed they killed 150 Boko Haram militants and rescued 36 captives in an assault earlier this week.
Eight villagers were killed Thursday in a Boko Haram raid in Cameroon.
Four were killed in demonstrations in the Republic of Congo after police cracked down on a protest against President Denis Sassou Nguesso’s bid to continue his three decades of power. The opposition leader says forces of the presidential guard are surrounding his house, detaining him.
The leader of Burkina Faso’s failed coup, General Gilbert Diendéré, has beencharged with crimes against humanity.
Security forces in Guinea killed three people in the lead-up to elections this month, says Amnesty International.
Turkey’s politics become more polarized in the wake of the Ankara bombings.
Digging into the anger and frustrations have led to the latest flare up between Israelis and Palestinians, which UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has said is in danger of “spinning out of control.”
One of the many issues at stake is the continued evictions of Arab families from Jerusalem.
The UN is pushing for a resolution to end the violence.
Israeli PM Netanyahu caused a stir with his claim that a Palestinian mufti pressured Hitler into committing genocide. (Germany has reminded him that they alone bear the culpability for the Holocaust.)
A top Hamas leader was arrested by Israeli troops in an overnight raid in Ramallah.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad flew to Moscow to meet with Putin.
Starting this Friday, Russia is holding talks in Vienna with the US, Saudi Arabia and Turkey over Syria.
Saudi Arabia, already engaged in Yemen, weights its options for countermoves in Syria.
Iran and its proxy forces are pushing to retake Aleppo on behalf of Assad. 35,000 have been displaced by the Syrian regime’s Aleppo offensive.
US-backed rebels are itching to move against the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital in Raqqa.
Footage from a Russian drone shows the extraordinary damage inflicted on the city of Damascus by years of war.
The US and Russia have signed a deal taking steps to avoid air conflict over Syria.
A US hostage rescue mission in Iraq freed 70 hostages of the Islamic State. One US servicemember died in the battle, however – the first American combat death in Iraq since 2011.
Hostilities are increasing between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The Gulf-backed forces fighting the Houthi in Yemen have little in common with one another, but are united in their desire to battle the Shi’ite group on increasingly sectarian terms.
Yemen’s exiled government agreed to peace talks with the Houthi.
Newly-elected Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has withdrawn Canada’s fighter jets from the air campaign against the Islamic State.
The Islamic State makes $50 million a month selling crude oil.