Russia and China vetoes ensure proposed UN sanctions against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons fail to pass.
The Iraqi army says it is getting closer to the main government complex in western Mosul.
Thousands of families caught up in South Sudan’s famine are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the River Nile.
US-backed Iraqi forces have pushed deeper into western Mosul on Saturday, after retaking the city’s airport from the self-styled Islamic State.
Progress has been slow, after two days of UN-led Geneva peace talks on Syria.
The fighting follows Turkey's announcement that it had killed 44 jihadists in the city, and reported US airstrikes on Monday
Fighting has reportedly flared near the Golan Heights in south western Syria after ISIL linked groups launched a surprise attack on moderate rebels.
Large parts of the once thriving Christian community of Quaraqosh in Northern Iraq have been left in ruins.
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The Iraqi army says it has made gradual progress in eastern Mosul as it tries to wrestle the city from the control of the so-called Islamic State.
Scores of people fled for safety on Saturday on the third day of the renewed US-led offensive to retake the northern city from the Islamic State group.
It was at 7:55 am local time on December 7, 1941 that Japanese planes launched a surprise and devastating attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.