UN chief sets out framework for Syria poison gas investigation

Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria`s four-year-old civil war will require full cooperation of all warring parties, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

South Sudan president signs peace deal, with reservations

 South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a peace accord Wednesday to end 20 months of civil war, but also issued a list of "serious reservations" and warned the deal might not last.

South Sudan journalist slain after president `threatened to kill` reporters

 Gunmen shot dead a South Sudan reporter in an apparently targeted attack, colleagues said Thursday, days after President Salva Kiir publicly threatened to kill journalists who reported "against the country".

South Sudan government to continue peace talks, but not president

South Sudan`s government said Saturday it would continue with peace talks to end a 20-month civil war, but without President Salva Kiir attending, his spokesman said.

South Sudan government suspends peace talks after rebel split

South Sudan`s government said on Friday it was pulling out of peace talks to end a 20-month long civil war after rebel forces split despite international threats of sanctions.

Spider-Man to don classic blue-and-red costume in 'Civil War'?
Spider-Man to don classic blue-and-red costume in 'Civil War'?

 The new version of Spider-Man, to be played by Tom Holland, will reportedly wear the traditional costume.

Warring South Sudan rivals restart peace talks

South Sudan's rival forces began peace talks on Thursday, as international pressure mounts ahead of an August 17 deadline to strike a deal to end 19 months of civil war.

Houthis, Saudi-led coalition fight for Yemen air base

  Yemeni forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country`s largest air base north of Aden on Sunday, local residents said, hours before a humanitarian truce declared by the coalition was meant to start. 

Around 1,200 escape from Yemen prison, including al Qaeda suspects

The incident is the biggest in a series of prison breaks that have freed Yemeni militants in recent years and signals the further erosion of the state amid a raging civil war.
 

Sri Lankan soldier handed death sentence for civilian massacre
Sri Lankan soldier handed death sentence for civilian massacre

 A Sri Lankan court on Thursday handed the death sentence to a soldier convicted of slitting the throats of eight Tamil civilians, including four children, during the island`s separatist war.

Yemen may never emerge intact from civil war

Yemen may never emerge as a united country from a civil war pitting a northern Shi`ite Muslim militia and its allies in the army against fighters in the mostly Sunni south.

Burundi army officer says he has deposed president, crowds cheer
Burundi army officer says he has deposed president, crowds cheer

A Burundian general said on Wednesday he had deposed President Pierre Nkurunziza for seeking an unconstitutional third term in office and was forming a transitional government, after more than two weeks of protests against the election bid.

Italy pleads for aid to cope with migrant influx

 Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.

Italy pleads for aid to cope with migrant influx

 Italy pleaded for more help Thursday to rescue migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean, and demanded a "clear answer" from the European Union about where the refugees should be sent.

`Never again', Lebanon says on civil war 40th anniversary

Several Lebanese leaders on Monday warned that the lessons of the country`s civil war should not be forgotten, 40 years after the 15-year conflict began.

Yemen on edge of civil war: UN envoy

Events in Yemen are pushing the country "to the edge of a civil war," a UN special envoy warned on Sunday, calling for all parties to resolve the escalating conflict peacefully.

US evacuates staff as Yemen on edge of civil war

The United States said it had evacuated all its staff from Yemen, whose embattled president has appealed for "urgent intervention" by the UN Security Council as attacks by Iran-backed rebels bring his country nearer to civil war.

Nearly 650,000 Syrians living in besieged areas: Report

Nearly 650,000 Syrians are living in besieged communities in the country's civil war, more than three times the UN estimate, says a new report that offers a graphic account of hundreds of deaths in areas the world has struggled for years to reach.

South Sudan rebels say civil war will go on

South Sudan`s devastating civil war is likely to drag on, the country`s rebels said Thursday, declaring international peace efforts a failure.

Turkey opens fire to stop Syrian migrant ship

The Turkish coastguard opened fire to stop a cargo vessel carrying 337 mainly Syrian migrants heading towards European Union waters and arrested the suspected traffickers, a top local official said Friday.