US steps up Venezuela sanctions with six officials targeted over aid block
The US has targeted six officials it says oversaw efforts to block humanitarian aid deliveries into Venezuela. Meanwhile, Venezuela's vice president got a warm Russian welcome in Moscow.
Dutch military provides aid to Sint Maarten after Hurricane Irma
The Dutch military provide aid to the Dutch side of the Saint Martin island in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma killed five and left a trail of destruction behind.
South Sudan violence escalates after July clashes
The UN has warned of escalating ethnic violence in South Sudan, as renewed fighting forces thousands to flee their homes in Unity State.
How effective has the Syria ceasefire been?
Four days into a ceasefire in Syria, how effective has the truce been and what has been achieved?
Syria: Barrel bombs kill dozens at Aleppo funeral
24 people have been killed in a barrel bomb attack on a funeral procession in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The UN Special Envoy for Syria is pushing for a ceasefire agreement that would mean aid deliveries could get through to the city.
Aid agencies fear Nigeria food crisis will worsen
The Nigerian government and aid agencies are stepping up the delivery of food in areas devastated by the armed group Boko Haram. Hundreds of people have already died from malnutrition.