Rocket and artillery fire was exchanged between Kurdish and Turkish troops on the Syria border after a tense day between the two sides.
The death toll from Russia's fierce bombardment of Syria has shot up over the past two months, coinciding with regime ground offensives, and despite a ceasefire officially being in place.
Comment: Cutting of food supplies is becoming strategic line of attack in Yemen's ongoing civil war, with potentially disastrous consequences for civilians, writes Sophia Akram.
Popular Mobilisation forces fighting Islamic State alongside Iraqi forces around Mosul have recaptured the UNESCO-listed ancient site of Hatra from the extremists.
Israel's former defence minister has said that the Islamic State group "apologised" to Israeli authorities for an attack in the first public admission of direct contact with the extremists.
Comment: Intensifying the fight against IS in Iraq is just one conflict within a country with countless hotspots that see competing groups clashing violently, writes Mona Alami.
US-backed Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State group in northern Syria have condemned Turkish strikes on allied forces, calling for a no-fly zone to be established.
A new report on media freedom has shown the Middle East to be the worst region in the world for journalists, with a median position of 145 out of 180.
A report by French intelligence services blames Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for the chemical attack in rebel-held Syria that killed 87 people, Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on
Turkish war planes struck Kurdish fighters again in Syria and Iraq and Tuesday, drawing an angry response from the US which is working with Syrian Democratic Forces in the area.