The government of Yemen has reportedly refused permission for the United States to carry out any further ground operations on its soil, after a US raid on a village saw several civilians killed, including children.
An immediate pause in fighting is needed in Ukraine to prevent more people dying and to repair essential services, the United Nations human rights office said, following another night of shelling in the east of the country.
Fears for the safety of civilians in eastern and western Aleppo city are mounting amid the looming threat of a resumption and possible escalation of fighting and bombardment by Syrian government forces – with Russian support – and non-state armed groups once a 'humanitarian pause' in the city comes to an end says Amnesty International.
An aerial attack which partially destroyed a maternity hospital in rural Idlib province in northwest Syria appears to be part of a despicable pattern of unlawful attacks deliberately targeting medical facilities, said Amnesty International.
The Chair of Christian Aid, the Rt Rev Dr Rowan Williams, has spoken out against the recent fighting in South Sudan, where armed clashes in the capital, Juba, claimed nearly 300 lives and forced thousands of people to abandon their homes.
The Obama Administration has reversed its position on which countries will be included in its upcoming estimate of the civilian deaths caused by the US drone programme, according to a report in the Washington Post.