- The rise and rise of Libya's rogue general March 4, 2015Libya is trapped in some Shakespearean dark comedy with strange characters and a twisted plotline.
- Iraq forces working to encircle ISIL in Tikrit March 4, 2015Forces still moving in from three directions, despite being slowed by suicide bombers, sniper fire and booby traps.
- Abandoned oilfield a toxic wasteland in South Sudan March 4, 2015Amid civil war, contamination from an abandoned oilfield poses new threat to besieged civilians.
- Soaked in oil: The cost of war in South Sudan March 4, 2015Derelict oilfield caught in a war zone contaminating drinking water and threatening tens of thousands of civilian lives.
- Migrants die after boat capsizes off Sicily March 4, 2015About 121 were rescued but 10 died as migrants attempted to sneak into Europe, says Italian coast guard
- Bitter end for Kazakhstan's sugar czar March 4, 2015The ignominious end of Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakhstan's most feared man, heir apparent, sugar czar, fugitive.