According to Amnesty International, as many as 13,000 people, mostly civilian opposition supporters, have been secretly executed at a prison in Syria, during the country’s ongoing conflict.
At least five people, including a UN contractor, have been killed, and several others wounded, following an attack by an armed group on a UN technical team working along the Nigeria-Cameroon border.
More than 20 people have been killed, following clashes between protesters and security forces in DR Congo, after the country’s president failed to give up power.
At least 17 people, all reportedly civilians, have been killed, following an airstrike on a house in southwestern Yemen.
At least 174 inmates have escaped prison, and a guard has been killed, following a mass prison break in Haiti.
At least 11 people have been killed, and around a further 50,000 people displaced, following clashes between two semi-autonomous regions of Somalia.
North Korea has announced that it successfully completed its fifth, and largest, nuclear test, despite condemnation from both the United Nations and China, the country’s main ally.
At least seven people have been killed, and a further 13 wounded, after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike struck a hospital, in northern Yemen.
At least six people, including four children, have been killed, following a mortar attack and a suicide bombing, in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
At least 13 people have been killed, following a suicide bombing attack, on the African Union’s main peacekeeping base, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.