Residents queue for food aid in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, Syria

UN seeks nearly €8bn for Syria at Kuwait meeting

11.55 A major UN donors' conference that aims to raise billions of dollars for Syria has opened today in Kuwait with experts warning of a "humanitarian catastrophe" unfolding in the war-torn country.

The Arab League summit is expected to back a Saudi-led intervention against Yemeni rebels Pic: EPA

UN urges Arab leaders to resolve Yemen crisis

28 Mar UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged Arab leaders to resolve the Yemen conflict peacefully after a Saudi-led coalition launched a military intervention against Shia rebels.

Al-Shabaab fighters blasted and shot their way into the popular Hotel Maka Al Mukaram yesterday afternoon

14 dead as Somalia hotel siege ends

28 Mar A hotel siege by al-Shabaab militants in the Somali capital has ended and the final death toll from the attack stands at 14, a senior government official has said.

A spokesman for the Al-Shabaab Islamist militant group has taken responsibility for the attack

At least 13 dead in attack on hotel in Somalia

27 Mar Islamist militants blasted their way into a popular hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing at least seven people and trapping government officials inside, police and witnesses said. Government forces have reportedly killed six of the nine militants.

Men push a cart over a destroyed bridge near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine

Both sides accused of violating Ukraine peace deal

23 Mar Ukraine has accused pro-Russian separatists of firing heavy Grad rockets in violation of a ceasefire between the two sides, as seven people were reported injured in fresh clashes, while Russia has accused Ukraine of violating parts of the deal.

UN mediator Jamal Benomar says Yemen had been pushed "towards the edge of civil war

Yemen being pushed 'towards the edge of civil war'

22 Mar The United Nations has warned Yemen's conflict could become an "Iraq-Libya-Syria" scenario if either side pushes for control of the country, prompting the UN Security Council to threaten further measures if the hostilities do not end.

The Pentagon is contacting individuals named and advising them to check their online footprint

US investigates 'IS online threat' to military

22 Mar A group calling itself the Islamic State Hacking Division published what it said were the names and addresses of 100 US military staff and urged IS supporters to kill them, a monitoring group said today.

The foreign ministers of Germany, the US, UK, and France met in London to discuss the situation with Iran

Western powers united over Iran talks approach

21 Mar Major Western powers are united in their approach on nuclear talks with Iran and will reject any agreement that does not meet their 'red lines', British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond has said.

Members of the Yazidi community displaced by IS

UN says IS may have committed war crimes

19 Mar The United Nations has said Islamic State forces may have committed genocide when trying to wipe out the Yazidi minority in Iraq as well as war crimes against civilians, including children.

Tunisia's security chief said the two gunmen had been 'from sleeper cells' present in several areas

Tunisian museum gunmen were trained in Libya

20 Mar The two gunmen who killed 21 people in an attack on foreign tourists at a Tunis museum trained at a militant camp in Libya, Tunisia's secretary of state for security said.