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.
Philippines' president says his country is a dictatorship but claims that that is just what it needs.
Two Isis fighters who were dubbed part of the Beatles have reportedly been captured in Syria. Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh were detained by Kurdish forces.
Over 19,000 children are thought to have been recruited, often by force, by armed groups on all sides of South Sudan's brutal civil war.
America's long-serving B-52 set a record for the number of guided bombs dropped from the plane in a series of strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says 384 people, including 94 children, have been killed in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region since 29 January.
Billions set to be spent in 2018 to help train local forces as well as sending in more US troops.
Warren Clark took traditional approach to becoming a terrorist - by sending his CV with a formal application letter.