Up to 50 people have been killed, after missile attacks struck schools and hospitals, in northern Syria, according to a statement by the United Nations.
The former defence minister of Somalia has been killed, after Islamist militants targeted the minister with a car bomb, in the country’s capital, Mogadishu.
Several people have been killed, after suspected Islamist militants have attacked a United Nations peacekeepers’ base, in northern Mali.
At least 30 people have been killed, following an attack by two suicide bombers, near the Syrian capital Damascus’ main Shi’ite shrine.
At least three people have been killed, following a grenade attack, on a bar, in Burundi.
At least four people have been killed, and several others wounded, following the detonation of a car bomb, in southern Yemen.
At least six people have been killed, following three days of unrest in the Darfur region of Sudan.
North Korea has said that it successfully conducted a nuclear test, with Japan and South Korea have said a recorded earthquake in the area proved the test ‘likely’ happened.
At least 32 people have been killed, and a further 90 wounded, after two bomb explosions, in the city of Homs, in Syria.
Unidentified gunmen have reportedly killed a colonel, part of Yemen’s southern resistance, in the southern port city of Aden, in Yemen.