At least seven people were killed and a further 16 people were injured after a bus travelling along a Bangladesh highway was attacked with firebombs.
Two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish UN peacekeeper have been killed after Israel traded fire with Hezbollah on the Lebanon border.
A Chadian peacekeeper has been killed after an attack on a United Nations base in the northern region of Mali by suspected Islamist militants.
Severe winter snowstorms have blanketed many areas of the Middle East in a thick layer of snow and freezing temperatures, causing serious health problems for many displaced refugees in Lebanon.
Gunmen have attacked a large refugee camp of Syrians in Lebanon, wounding two, two days after Syrian militants killed a Lebanese soldier.
A UN convoy has been targeted by a car bomb near the main airport in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, killing at least six people.
An 800-man strong battalion of soldiers from Sierra Leone, on their way to Somalia to serve as peacekeepers, has been quarantined after one of the men tested positive for Ebola.
At least 15 people are dead and a further 200 injured after Israeli shells hit a United Nations-run school that was sheltering Gaza civilians, including children, during the ongoing conflict.