Civilians caught in crossfire in Philippines’ wartorn Marawi
10 June 2017 | 4:30 pm
A mother mourns her 15-year-old son, killed by a stray bullet during afternoon prayers in Marawi, southern Philippines, where heavy fighting continues more than two weeks after hundreds of militants waving the black Islamic State (IS) group flag rampaged through the city, seizing parts of it.
The attack comes amid a new offensive by the Somali government against the terror group, which controls large parts of central and southern Somalia.
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The M23 rebel group has said in a statement that they are ready to withdraw from occupied areas in eastern Congo. However, this comes amid reports of renewed fighting and as the DRC accuses M23 of killing 272 civilians.
Picking up spoiled kernels from a sack of maize is the only job farmers like Valerie Kahindo can find in the eastern Congolese city of Goma. After rebel fighters seized her fields, she was forced to flee without her eight children.
Ukrainian and Russian forces carried on fighting and exchanging fire after Russia unilaterally called for a temporary cease-fire over the period of Orthodox Christmas holiday. DW has the latest.
For years, Emem Thomas' body drew snarky remarks from slimmer classmates in southern Nigeria that shattered her confidence and natural affability.
The women were picking fruit near a town blockaded by the militants for years, causing food shortages. The incident is considered the first mass abduction of women in the country.
Western diplomats are deeply worried about the sudden appearance of Eastern European mercenaries in the volatile eastern Congo. Despite denials by Kinshasa, rumors abound that it hired the notorious Russian Wagner Group.
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Fighting has intensified around the town of Bakhmut, where soldiers and civilians are holding out in harsh winter conditions. Despite the danger, volunteers still take aid to people in the area. DW's Sonia Phalnikar met some of them in the capital, Kyiv.
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