The group is battling to topple the central government and impose its rule based on its own strict interpretation of Islam’s sharia law.
Simmering tensions between the Christian farming community and mainly Muslim herdsmen have erupted again into lethal violence.
The fledgling ceasefire declared to coincide with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr in Afghanistan was shattered by a bomb that killed at least 26.
- by Zabihullah Ghazi
An attack by an insurgent group killed at least 19 people on Saturday in a town in north-eastern Myanmar, on the country's border with China,
- by Saw Nang
When Father Rod Bower, the rector of the Gosford Anglican Church, posted a pro-refugee Anzac Day message on Facebook, he knew he would cop abuse.
- by Jacqueline Maley
Anti-government activists accused the Syrian government of attacking a Damascus suburb with poison gas on Saturday.
- by Dahlia Nehme