North Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which the US Secretary of Defence said makes the country a worldwide threat.
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At least 272 people have been killed, including at least 33 civilians, as fighting erupted between rival factions, in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.
At least six UN peacekeepers have been killed, and five others severely wounded, in an attack on their convoy, by suspected Islamist militants, in northern Mali.
At least four soldiers, from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, were killed on the Saudi-Yemen border, following shelling from members of Yemen’s Houthi militia.
Airstrikes, carried out by a Saudi-led coalition, have hit three military bases in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, setting off a large explosion after hitting a munitions store in one of the bases.
Clashes between Houthi fighters and tribesmen have killed at least 15 people in the oil-producing central Yemen Marib province, tribal and medical sources have said.
Islamic State militants have been accused of harvesting the organs of their victims to help finance their terrorist activities, according to claims by a top Iraqi diplomat.
At least 100 people have been killed after Syrian government troops launched a new offensive on the rebel-held city of Aleppo, backed by Hezbollah fighters.
Italy would weigh up military action in Libya to prevent the advancement of Islamic State militants, should diplomacy fail to succeed in rectifying the issues in the region.