Israel's Iron Dome air defence system is designed to intercept rockets fired by Hamas from up to 69km away in Gaza.
Islamist militants have launched an assault in Baiji as Iran raises the prospect of military intervention in the embattled state.
Institutions are doubling shifts and staff, but they are finding it difficult to cope with the demand.
The burden of supporting 500 000 refugees from Syria is stretching resources to the limit, writes Mark Tran in Zaatari.
The Catholic activist has warned the world not to sweep the leader of the LRA under the carpet.
Increasingly they are being targeted - and the automation of weapons will make it even worse.
The wellbeing of many poor people has deteriorated in the past 15 years.
With corruption rife and autocracy starting to rear its head, many Ugandans want Yoweri Museveni to call time on his 27-year tenure.
Some Syrian women and girls interviewed for an International Rescue Committee report have told of attacks involving kidnap, rape, torture and murder.
Pakistan is set to become the first country in South Asia to introduce the pneumococcal vaccine to protect children against pneumonia.