Volunteers from the Shia Badr Brigade militia fire on IS fighters on the frontline in Ebrahim Ben Ali, Anbar

UN says 90,000 flee fighting in Iraq

19 Apr More than 90,000 people have fled fighting between pro-government forces and the self-styled Islamic State group in the Ramadi area of Iraq's Anbar province, the United Nations said.

Emergency medical aid supplied by the ICRC and UNICEF is unloaded at Sanaa International Airport in Sana'a

UN calls for 'humanitarian pause' in Yemen

10 Apr The United Nations has called for an immediate "humanitarian pause" of at least a few hours each day in Yemen to allow desperately needed aid to enter the conflict-ravaged country.

Mohamed Badie is pictured standing trial in Cairo last year

Egypt sentences Muslim Brotherhood leader to death

11 Apr An Egyptian court sentenced Mohamed Badie, leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence, and gave a life term to a US-Egyptian citizen for ties to the Brotherhood.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned about the 'devilish' intentions of the US in negotiations

Iran demands lifting of sanctions in nuclear deal

09 Apr Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has demanded all sanctions on Iran be lifted at the same time as any final agreement with world powers on curbing Tehran's nuclear programme is concluded.

Iran has condemned the Saudi-led campaign and called for dialogue

Iran sends warships off Yemeni coast

08 Apr Iran has sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden, according to state media reports, establishing a military presence off the coast of Yemen where Saudi Arabia is leading a bombing campaign to oust the Iran-allied Houthi movement.

200 mainly elderly Yazidis were released by Islamic State in January

Islamic State frees more than 200 Yazidis

08 Apr The self-styled Islamic State group has freed more than 200 members of Iraq's Yazidi minority it held captive for months, according to a commander in the Kurdish peshmerga security forces.

Hundreds of families have been evacuated from the Yarmouk camp near Damascus

UN demands access to Yarmouk refugee camp

07 Apr The UN Security Council has demanded access for life-saving humanitarian aid to reach refugees trapped in Syria's Yarmouk camp after it was partly seized by the Islamic State militant group.

Hundreds of students walked through the streets of the capital today

Kenyan students demand more security after attack

07 Apr Kenyan university students marched in the capital today, to demand more security from the government, after gunmen killed nearly 150 people at a campus in the eastern town of Garissa last week.

A tank being driven by militiamen loyal to President Hadi during clashes with Houthi fighters in Aden

Shia rebels driven from key positions in Yemen

06 Apr Southern Yemeni militias backed by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Houthi fighters across several provinces in south Yemen today, driving the Shia rebel forces from some of their positions, witnesses and militia sources said.

Michael McConville claimed Gerry Adams was telling lies over what happened to his mother

McConville's son accuses Adams of hypocrisy

06 Apr The son of Jean McConville - the mother of ten who was abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972 - has criticised comments made by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, who told US television that such incidents "happen in wars".

A Kenyan soldier stands guard as rescued university students depart from the Garissa military camp

Kenyan official's son involved in Garissa attack

05 Apr Authorities in Kenya have said they have identified one of the four dead al-Shabaab gunmen who massacred nearly 150 people at Garissa University as an ethnic-Somali Kenyan national and law graduate.

Yemenis walk through the rubble of houses which were allegedly destroyed by an airstrike of the Saudi-led coalition

ICRC says ready to deliver aid to Yemen

05 Apr The International Committee Red Cross hopes to bring vital medical supplies and aid workers into Yemen tomorrow after receiving approval from the Saudi-led military coalition.