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.
At least 11 people, reportedly four aid workers and seven civilians, have been killed, following mortar fire during aid distribution in the Iraqi city of Mosul.
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 30 civilians are believed to have been killed, reportedly by suspected rebel fighters, in eastern DR Congo.
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.
At least 272 people have been killed, including at least 33 civilians, as fighting erupted between rival factions, in the South Sudanese capital, Juba.
Two Dutch soldiers have been killed, and another seriously wounded, following a training accident, as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission, in Mali.