The Syrian army’s advance in Aleppo slowed Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the war. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Continue reading
In a rare speech, the head of Britain’s spy network says Islamic State are plotting attacks as Russia makes ‘desert’ of Syria.
Assad, allies aim to seize all Aleppo before Trump takes power: official. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Continue reading
Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta withdraws troops and disengages fully from the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after the sacking of a Kenyan who led the force.
A hospital in Yemen’s Hodeidah — where a prison was recently hit by a deadly airstrike — says that malnutrition is also on the rise due the country’s ongoing conflict.
Colombian government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia reach deal to end half-century of bloodshed.
Hundreds of Mozambicans continue to cross over the border into neighbouring Malawi as they escape fighting between rebels and government forces in the country’s west. The UN is increasing support to cater for a growing number of affected civilians.
Jean-Pierre Bemba went on trial at the International Criminal Court over five years ago for war crimes including giving his troops licence to attack civilians, which led to mass rapes, murders and pillaging of civilians in the Central African Republic.
Paris will station a force of armed gendarmes in the capital of Burkina Faso to react swiftly in the event of another attack in the region and to provide training, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says.
Aid agencies have launched a humanitarian appeal for 2016 calling for 1.3 billion U.S. dollars to provide vital assistance to 5.1 million people across South Sudan. Two years of conflict, high food prices and a worsening economy have pushed over 5 million South Sudanese into hunger.