Peace marches organised by the Catholic Church took place across the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest violence in the country's east, days after an alleged massacre of civilians.
Two rebel groups have been fighting over control of drug trafficking routes for at least three years.
Three children are among at least nine people killed after Syrian regime rocket fire hit refugee camps west of the city of Idlib in Syria's northwest.
Rebel groups accused the interim government representatives of creating a “bad atmosphere” at talks and announcing the August 20 national dialogue without any consultation.
The security forces shot dead six in a series of raids in India-administered Kashmir as a crackdown against suspected rebels continues after a spate of civilian killings this year.
About 22 million people will require assistance next year in the war-torn country due to multiple factors, including the ongoing conflict and expected drought, flooding, disease outbreaks and locust infestation.
The statement by the Houthi-run Defence Ministry is a rare admission of the group's casualties.
Most of the detentions were made in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa as well as in Gondar, Bahir Dar and other locations were of Tigrayan origin.
Assailants fatally shot three Hindus and a Sikh person in the region’s main city of Srinagar this week in a sudden rise in violence against civilians that both pro- and anti-India Kashmiri politicians widely condemned.
Entisar al Hammadi tried to commit suicide "due to the decision of the central prison administration to transfer her to the prison’s prostitution section", Gulf Centre for Human Rights says, citing "reliable sources".
French reporter Olivier Dubois says in a video he was kidnapped by Al Qaeda-linked group JNIM on April 8 while he was working in Mali’s northern city of Gao.
Fresh fighting in western Chad pits Libya-based rebels against forces loyal to a new military junta led by deceased President Deby's son.
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