Rebel fighters downed a Syrian jet near Aleppo with a surface-to-air missile.
Abu Firas, one of Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Nusra Front’s leaders and founding members, was killed in a Syrian or Russian air strike.
The Panama Papers leak shows that the Mossack Fonseca firm ignored sanctions and corruption allegations and maintained links to Rami Makhlouf, Bashar al-Assad’s cousin and financier.
Long read: Investigative journalism persists in the Middle East.
US bombs were used last month in a Saudi airstrike on a Yemeni market that killed 119 people.
Palestine is seeking a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
Turkey and Israel are expected to normalize ties soon.
Fallujah is starving, besieged by the government, by Shi’a militias and trapped by the Islamic State.
Iraqi women, lone women especially, are vulnerable inside displaced persons camps.
Local Afghan officials say American airstrikes in Paktika province killed 17 civilians.
The NATO training mission in Afghanistan is slowed by fighting.
The killing of a student activist in Bangladesh is the latest in a long string of secular bloggers and writers fatally attacked there over the last few years.
More than 50 were killed after violence broke out over the weekend in the contested region of Nagorno-Karabakh. This was the worst violence between the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces since their war ended 1994. A ceasefire has been announced.
Long read: Why everything about the way we report on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is wrong.