The war in Yemen marks a full year this March. Throughout the past year, the UN has claimed that nearly 3,000 civilians have been killed in the fighting. A majority of the deaths are claimed to have been a direct result of the bombing campaign by Saudi Arabia and their allies, but also to blame is the indiscriminate shelling of civilian areas by both Houthi and loyalist forces. This war is also seen as another battleground for a proxy war between the Sunni state of Saudi Arabia and the Shia state of Iran. The Yemeni government, Saudi Arabia, and the US have all publically claimed that Iran is providing weapons to the Houthis -- although a cable released from Wikileaks shows that US officials do not believe that Iran have supplied any weapons to the Houthis and are confident that their weaponry is either captured or purchased on the black market. Despite this, US Secretary of State John Kerry claimed that the US is aware of Iran’s support for the Houthi rebels and would not stand by as they destabilised the region.
An ISIS-linked Islamist group has reportedly overrun significant sections of the city of Marawi, located on the southern island of Mindanao in The Philippines.
The Raqqa operation, named Wrath of Euphrates, is entering its final stages as Syrian Democratic Forces are clearing areas north and east of the city of Raqqa from Islamic State presence.
Jenan Moussa, a journalist with UAE based al-Aan TV, released a video on her Twitter claiming to have sent three people undercover into Idlib province, where they filmed daily life with their cellphones.
The official account for the International Coalition for Operation Inherent Resolve has confirmed that coalition warplanes struck pro-government forces near al-Tanf area near the Syria-Iraq border "posing a threat to US partner forces".
Overnight the US Navy launched a Tomahawk cruise missile attack on a Syrian Air Force base in response to the chemical attack in Khan Shaykhun earlier this week.
Recent provocations by Russia and its militant proxies in Avdiivka's Industrial Zone fit with a continuing pattern of violence in SE Ukraine.
Islamic State is busy setting up a new affiliate in the Philippines, and government policies are allowing the threat they pose to worsen.
The battle for the Syrian city of Aleppo is in its final stages as government troops and allied militias dislodge the rebels from the final neighbourhoods
Islamic State (ISIS) fighters have this evening recaptured the city of Palmyra in central Syria.
While AMISOM is assisting in the fight against Al-Shabaab, their lack of success has caused local Somalis to question their motives.