A member of the US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters walks past destroyed buildings as they advanced into Manbij in June

Call for protests over coalition strikes in Syria

21 Jul Syrian activists have called for widespread protests after dozens of civilians were reportedly killed in US-led coalition air strikes near a northern town held by the so-called Islamic State group.

A search for survivors under the rubble of a collapsed building in Aleppo following reported air strikes earlier this week

Call for anti-IS coalition to halt Syria strikes

20 Jul Syria's opposition has appealed to the US-led coalition fighting the so-called Islamic State group to halt its air strikes after dozens of civilians were killed in raids near an IS-held town.

Barack Obama vowed to destroy the so-called IS group

US stands with France after Nice attack - Obama

15 Jul Barack Obama has said the United States will stand with France after the attack in Nice that killed more than 80 people, and pledged to keep up the fight against the so-called Islamic State.

Violence broke out as the nation prepared to mark five years of independence

South Sudan leaders order ceasefire

11 Jul South Sudan's president and vice president have ordered their rival forces to cease hostilities after days of fighting has threatened to plunge the nation back into civil war

President Salva Kiir (right) and former rebel leader and Vice-President Riek Machar

Renewed fighting erupts in South Sudan capital

10 Jul Renewed fighting erupted in South Sudan's capital today and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar said his residence was attacked by the president's troops, raising fears of a slide back into full-blown conflict in the five-year-old nation.