Abu Sayyaf video 'shows beheading of German hostage' 27/02/2017
Philippine army working to confirm reports that Abu Sayyaf fighters beheaded a German man they had seized in November.
'White Helmets' bags Oscar on politically charged night 27/02/2017
Film on Syrian rescue group wins best short documentary in ceremony marked by reaction to Trump immigration policies.
Palestinian diaspora creates new political entity 27/02/2017
Conference organisers establish new group to represent diaspora communities and strive for greater Palestinian rights.
Forces push into western part of ISIL-held Mosul 27/02/2017
Troops take Gawsaq and reach strategic Fourth Bridge as ISIL fights back with anti-tank missiles and suicide car bombs.
Rebels return soldiers' bodies to Azerbaijan after row 27/02/2017
Two days after being killed along breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenia-backed fighters return five troops.