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.

Tunisia gave rise to the Arab Spring

Timeline: Unrest in Tunisia

18 Mar Tunisia today saw its first deadly attack on foreigners since the 2010-2011 uprising that toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years in power, but the country that gave birth to the Arab Spring has seen a sharp rise in Islamist militancy.

John Kerry did not repeat the standard US line that President Assad had lost all legitimacy and had to go

Assad dismisses Kerry remarks on talks

16 Mar Syrian President Bashar al-Assad dismissed remarks made by US Secretary of State John Kerry that he should be included in negotiations to reach a political transition, saying "declarations from outside do not concern us."