New talks were held to try to end South Sudan’s five-year civil war. It is the first time the two key leaders in the conflict have met in two years. All previous attempts to broker a peace deal have failed.
Israeli jets struck 25 targets in Gaza linked to Hamas. The strikes were in response to almost 50 projectiles fired at Israel, said the Israeli military.
The UN said that war crimes were committed by forces loyal to the regime of Bashar al-Assad in the Eastern Ghouta region of Syria. The UN is still investigating whether chemical weapons were used in an attack on rebels in Douma.
The World Health Organisation said that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has largely been contained, but officials warned against complacency.