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  • 27 March 2015

    Nigeria's military claims to have destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in a north-eastern town, just hours before voters go to the poll in the presidential election.

  • 27 March 2015

    Syrian president Bashar Assad says he would be "open" to dialogue with the US, but that it must be "based on mutual respect".

  • 27 March 2015

    Saudi Arabia has bombed the northern stronghold of Yemen's Shiite rebels and other key military installations as a coalition led by the Gulf kingdom carried out air strikes for a second day.

  • 26 March 2015

    The bombs that tore through the crowd at the Boston Marathon in a deadly 2013 attack were powered by flash powder used in fireworks, an FBI chemist has said as prosecutors move toward the end of their case.

  • 26 March 2015

    Coalition and Iraqi planes have struck a sprawling complex of palaces in the city of Tikrit where Islamic State (IS) militants have been holding out for more than three weeks.

  • 26 March 2015

    A Bosnian woman has agreed to meet the son she bore as the result of wartime rape after having read of a film made about the now 22-year-old man and his search for his biological parents.

  • 26 March 2015

    Nigeria-based Boko Haram has killed more than 1,000 civilians this year and forced hundreds of abducted girls and women to convert to Islam and marry fighters, a leading human rights group has said.

  • 25 March 2015