Somali security offciers take positions as they fight attackers in front of the hotel in Mogadishu, Somalia

Seven die as militants attack hotel in Mogadishu

17.07 Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group launched a suicide bomb attack on a hotel in the centre of Mogadishu today before militant fighters stormed the building, a police officer said.

Fighters on the Syrian border with Jordan

At least 47 killed in Syrian air strikes

15.56 Russian and regime air strikes killed 47 people, most of them civilians, and wounded dozens more today in a jihadist-held town in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

A man passes by a graffiti reading 'Peace for the people' in Cali, Colombia

FARC and Colombia to sign definitive ceasefire

23 Jun United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro have arrived in Havana ahead of the signing of an historic agreement between Colombia's government and leftist FARC rebels.

60,000 people have been forced from their homes in the area over the past month

UN urges allies to aid civilians who fled Fallujah

22 Jun The UN Security Council has urged the international community to live up to its "moral and political obligation" to aid Iraqi civilians who fled an operation against the so-called Islamic State in Fallujah.

Commissioner General of UNRWA Pierre Krähenbühl (L) is pictured with Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon (Pic: UN)

UN defends aid distribution in Syria

19 Jun The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees in the Middle East has responded to criticisms by the Beirut-based Syria Campaign that the UN is giving the Syrian Government an "effective veto" over the distribution of humanitarian aid in Syria.

Iraq launched a major operation on 23 May to retake Fallujah

Iraqi PM declares victory over IS in Fallujah

18 Jun Iraqi forces entered the centre of Fallujah, the Iraqi city longest held by the so-called Islamic State, nearly four weeks after the start of a US-backed offensive that cleared out the tens of thousands of residents still there.

Displaced Fallujah residents carry food distributed by NGOs

Investigation into alleged Fallujah executions

13 Jun Iraqi authorities have made arrests as part of an investigation into allegations that Shia militiamen helping the army retake Fallujah had executed dozens of Sunni Muslim men fleeing the city held by self-proclaimed Islamic State.

At least 20 people were killed and scores wounded in twin suicide and car bomb blasts in a Damascus suburb yesterday

Air strikes in Syria's Idlib kill more than 20

12 Jun Air strikes carried out by Syrian or Russian warplanes killed more than 20 people in the northwestern city of Idlib today, monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.