Dutch birdwatcher held hostage by terrorists killed in gun battle with Philippine army
Ewold Horn from the Netherlands was Islamist militant group Abu Sayyaf's longest-held hostage. The military said that it also killed the Abu Sayyaf commander's wife during its raid.
Kashmir: Indian soldiers killed in clashes with militants
A gunbattle with militants in disputed Kashmir has left four Indian troops dead. It comes just days after the worst attack on government forces in the region's history, to which India promised a "jaw-dropping" response.
UN General Assembly rejects US resolution to condemn Hamas
The United Nations General Assembly has voted down a US-proposed resolution to condemn the Islamic militant group Hamas.
Cholera outbreak in Nigeria's northeast kills nearly 100
The United Nations says at least 97 people have died of cholera in northeastern Nigeria over the past two weeks. As well as the outbreak, the region is grappling with attacks by local militant group Boko Haram.
At least 25 wounded in Israeli retaliation strikes in Gaza
Israel's military says its aircraft bombed militant targets in Gaza and the Palestinian Health Ministry said at least 25 people were wounded in the strikes, including six children.
Niger Delta security - Military commended for neutralising militant leader
Niger Delta security - Military commended for neutralising militant leader.
Impact of pipeline vandalism on Nigeria
The continued onslaught on oil and gas infrastructure by militant groups in the Niger Delta is affecting the Nigerian economy at a time when the government is facing its worst economic crisis in decades.