Until now, extremists in the eastern part of the west African country have largely targeted security forces.
Shortly after, MPs of the far-right Alternative for Germany party stormed out.
- by Madeline Chambers
The mass trial has been widely condemned by organisations such as Amnesty International which called it a "grotesque parody of justice".
- by Mohamed Ezz
As the commander of international forces in Afghanistan, US General John Nicholson used to offer rosy assessments of the war's progress. Not any more.
- by Mujib Mashal
There are conflicting reports about the cause of large explosions near Damascus. Syria claims it was an accident at a munitions dump but others blame Israeli air strikes.
The Trump administration says Islamabad is granting safe haven to insurgents who are waging a 17-year-old war in Afghanistan, a charge Pakistan denies.
- by Phil Stewart
The US and Afghanistan won't attend meeting, fearing the Taliban is trying to play old cold war adversaries off against each other.
- by Pamela Constable
One caller on Tuesday told the judge "her throat would be slit" while another said he wished "someone would smash her head".
- by Andrew Hay
The clash late on Saturday in the town of as-Salt raised new concerns about militants' attempts to carry out large-scale attacks to destabilise the pro-Western kingdom.
The meetings follow an offer made by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in March to broker peace in Afghanistan.
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said the five dual-nationals had turned their backs on Australia by joining the notorious terrorist group in the Middle East.