Some 50 young women remain missing after Boko Haram attacked the village of Dapchi in Northern Nigeria, with fears they have been kidnapped.
Delays, technical failures and shortages are common the world over when developing military technology, if two reports this week are anything to go by.
More than 250 people have been killed in intense bombing from Syrian government forces in eastern Ghouta. At least 50 children were among the dead.
Iran issued a stark warning to Israel threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made the "slightest unwise move" against it.
Linda Wenzel joined Isis aged 15 after being groomed online. Iraqi troops captured her hiding in the rubble of Mosul last summer as they liberated the city.
A new report claims that the US is wasting billions of dollars upgrading nuclear bombs based in Europe that are no longer an effective deterrent and could be a security liability.
The number of air strikes conducted by international and Afghan air forces "increased significantly" in 2017, the UN says, killing 295 civilians and injuring 336.
Over Syrian 1,000 civilians, many of them children, were killed in the first week of February alone as air strikes hit hospitals, schools and markets.
A report by the US intelligence agencies has warned that China and Russia are developing space weapons to be used against satellites in future conflicts.
The Su-35 is one of Russia's most dangerous fighters and is waiting for a major upgrade soon.
The US killed at least 100 Russian mercenaries during a failed attack on a US-held base in the oil-rich Deir Ezzor region of Syria.
The French government has announced it will introduce a "Universal National Service" for young citizens, as President Emmanuel Macron delivers on one of his campaign pledges.
British navy to send warship to South China Sea and challenge Beijing's claim to disputed international waters - a move likely to anger China.
The footage was shared on social media and shows the boy lying on the ground, asking the rebels if they plan to shoot him.
The US and the UK are fighting over what to do with the so-called Isis Beatles, Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh who were captured in Syria.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has promised to continue strikes in Syria despite the risk of sparking a conflict with Iran via its Syrian and Lebanese proxies.
Around 138,000 houses and flats have been damaged or completely destroyed by the bitter conflict, say experts.
"Shoot female rebels in their vaginas," President Rodrigo Duterte tells Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
Turkish President Erdogan's crackdown on dissent and free speech after July 2016 coup attempt has led to Gülen and Hizmet supporters fleeing persecution across border to Greece.
Turkey continues its crackdown on opponents with its incursion into Syria, detaining dozens of pro-Kurdish party leaders and leftist politicians.