Smoke billows from a military base hit during an air strike in Yemen earlier this month

36 killed in Yemen air strike

30 Aug An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition killed 36 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah, residents said.

IS has escalated attacks against Syrian rebels in northern Aleppo

IS takes new ground near Turkish border

27 Aug The so-called Islamic State group has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group.

The North has deployed artillery strength at the border and a majority of its submarine fleet

North & South Korea resume negotiations

23 Aug Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea have negotiated into the evening after talking through the previous night to try to ease tensions involving an exchange of artillery fire that brought the peninsula to the brink of armed conflict.

The dialogue came just hours before the North's ultimatum on the cross-border broadcasts

South Korea & North Korea holding talks

22 Aug Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea are meeting at the Panmunjom truce village straddling their border raising hopes for an end to a standoff that put the two sides on the brink of armed conflict.

Kim Jong-Un made the order at an emergency meeting

North Korea puts troops on 'war footing'

21 Aug North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un ordered his frontline troops onto a war-footing from today, as military tensions with South Korea increased following an exchange of artillery shells across their heavily fortified border.

The UN has raised Yemen to its highest level humanitarian crisis

UN: Air strikes on Yemen port could worsen crisis

20 Aug United Nations aid chief Stephen O'Brien has said air strikes by Saudi-led coalition airplanes on Yemen's Red Sea port of Hodeida were unacceptable and could worsen the country's humanitarian crisis.

Tension between both sides flared earlier this month following explosions at a  demilitarised zone in which two South Korean soldiers were injured

North and South Korea exchange artillery fire

20 Aug South Korea fired dozens of artillery rounds towards North Korea today after the North shelled across the border to protest against anti-Pyongyang propaganda broadcasts by Seoul - the first exchange of fire in 10 months.

Police released a sketch of the primary suspect this morning

'Foreign man' wanted over Bangkok blast

19 Aug Thai police have issued an arrest warrant for an individual they described as a "foreign man", in connection with a bomb blast in Bangkok that killed 20 people, including many foreigners.

Syrian antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim looks at a photo of Khaled al-Assaad

IS beheads 82-year-old antiquities expert

19 Aug The so-called Islamic State group has beheaded the 82-year-old former antiquities director for the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria's antiquities chief and a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 10 rockets were fired during the air strike

Syrian govt airstrike kills at least 80 - SOHR

16 Aug A Syrian government air strike northeast of Damascus killed at least 80 people in a market place, workers in the rebel-held area and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights have said.

A car bomb exploded near an open area where cars are displayed for sale

Bombings across Baghdad kill 24

15 Aug A spate of bombings across Baghdad killed at least 24 people, two days after the deadliest attack in the Iraqi capital since Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi took office one year ago.

IS had issued a 48-hour deadline that ended last Friday

IS claims to have killed Croatian hostage

12 Aug An Egyptian group allied to the so-called Islamic State has published a photograph it says showed the beheaded body of a Croatian hostage it threatened to kill last week, the SITE monitoring service said.

General Babacar Gaye submitted his resignation after it was requested

UN mission leader sacked over CAR abuse claims

12 Aug UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced this evening he had fired the mission chief in the Central African Republic, saying "enough is enough" after a string of allegations of child sex abuse by peacekeepers.

Attack comes just 24 hours after over 50 killed in series of bombings in the capital Kabul

Taliban bombing kills 21 in northern Afghanistan

09 Aug A Taliban attack killed at least 21 people in northern Afghanistan, officials said Sunday, after a wave of lethal bombings in the capital as the insurgency escalates following a bitter power transition.