With hundreds of migrants being rescued daily from overloaded boats in the Mediterranean, the EU is struggling to agree on an adequate response to the new arrivals.
The Taliban attacks the symbolic heart of Afghanistan's fragile new democracy as the new defence minister is sworn in.
A suicide car bomber rammed a European Union vehicle near the main airport in Kabul, killing at least two Afghans and a British national in the latest attack in the city, officials say.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist is panned for trashing the official version of the Osama bin Laden assassination - so should we start believing other outlandish theories about the killing?
The trial of four men suspected of murdering a woman falsely accused of burning the Koran, has shown the suffering still faced by Afghan women, Nelufar Hedayat writes.
President Obama apologises to the families of hostages Giovanni Lo Porto and Dr Warren Weinstein, saying he takes "full responsibility" for their deaths during a US counterterrorism operation.
A series of newly released images show the late Osama Bin Laden inside his Tora Bora compound in the Afghan mountains.
While the bravery and sacrifice of British troops is not in doubt, British strategy in Afghanistan does not bear up well under scrutiny.
Services are held to commemorate British soldiers who fought and died during the Afghan campaign. But in Afghanistan, there are fears the Taliban could link up with IS and retake the country.