Unemployment-driven protests in Tunisia killed one police officer.
A long read: Spiegel profiles Hosni Kaliya a man who self-immolated in protest at the beginning of the Arab Spring, but unlike Mohammed Bouazizi, survived.
A bomb killed nine during a Cairo police raid on Thursday.
Rival factions in Libya announced a new unity government.
Al Shabaab killed more than 20 people in the siege of a beachfront restaurant in Mogadishu.
An ancient massacre excavated in Kenya is the earliest evidence of warfare.
More than 30 people died in an Al Qaeda attack on a hotel in Burkina Faso’s capital. The big name behind the attack is Mokhtar Belmokhtar the ever-elusive leader of al Mourabitoon.
Colleagues honor Leila Alaoui, a French-Moroccan photographer who died of wounds sustained in Friday’s attack in Ouagadougou.
An International Criminal Court hearing is underway to see if there is enough evidence to try Dominic Ongwen on 70 counts of war crimes. This is the first major hearing for a Lord’s Resistance Army leader.
Ongwen’s story brings up complicated questions of responsibility. Forcibly abducted by the LRA when he was 9, he grew up to become one of the group’s feared commanders before giving himself up last year.
Russian strikes have killed more than 1000 civilians in Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Syrian pro-government forces aremaking gains and building on the inroads made by the Russian campaign.
US-led airstrikes killed 6400 Islamic State militants over the past three months.
An Islamic State massacre in Deir Ezzor killed 85 civilians and was closely followed by a mass abduction of 400 people.
The UN knew months before about the ongoing starvation of Madaya.
Kurds demolished thousands of homes in areas of northern Iraq retaken from the Islamic State. Amnesty International says it appears to be a “concerted campaign to forcibly displace Arab communities” and may be a war crime.
North Korea detained an American university student for a “hostile act.”
A British inquiry found that Putin “probably approved” the assassination by poisoning of ex-KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, bringing Marina Litvinenko’sdecades-long pursuit of such a conclusion to a close.
The EU sentenced Oliver Ivanovic, a Kosovo Serb politician, to nine years in prison for encouraging the killings and expulsions of ethic Albanians in 1999.
A long read: Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb general known as the Butcher of Bosnia, evaded capture and justice for fourteen years. The Guardian explains how he stayed a fugitive, and how he was finally caught.
Two Guantánamo detainees, one an Egyptian bombmaker who had become a significant US source, were transferred to Bosnia Herzegovina. A third refused to board the plane, returning to his cell because he was afraid and unwilling to go to a country where he knew no one.
A long read: Janet Reitman on why we can’t seem to close Guantánamo.
The Army is struggling to make sure its pilots get their required flying hours.
Because of the rise of the Islamic State and an increasingly aggressive Russia, the US is rethinking plans to retire the A-10 Warthog jet fighter.
The federal investigation into the Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden widened, looking into whether he used his position as a SEAL to turn a profit during active duty.
A personal favorite: novelist Don Winslow explains, unsparingly, why Sean Penn’s profile of El Chapo really failed.
The homicide rate continues to climb in El Salvador, pushed ever upwards by gang warfare.
Colombian rebels consider their post-conflict future.