Two blasts ripped through the town of Damboa in Borno state on Saturday evening targeting people returning from celebrating the Eid al Fitr holiday, in an attack bearing all the hallmarks of Boko Haram.
UN special envoy for Yemen arrived in capital Sanaa for emergency talks with Houthi rebels who are fighting to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hudaida.
Hudaida is the main entry point for food and aid to a country where eight million people are at risk of starvation.
The "Nowhere but Out" report said children complained about being "physically and verbally abused, and detained overnight in cells without food."
Muslims took part in morning prayers on Friday for Eid al Fitr, the three-day festival marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.
The bombardment on southern rebel-held areas came barely hours after the US warned the Syrian regime not to jeopardise talks on the fate of the Daraa region.
Fighting continued to rage on the outskirts of Yemen's largest port, Hudaida, near the city's airport while the UN made a desperate plea for both sides to exercise restraint.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently vowed to "drain the terror swamp" in Qandil, as Turkey ramped up its assault on terror sites across its southern border.
There was fighting to the south of the key port city and near its airport on Thursday with reports that at least four Emerati soldiers and 22 Houthi rebels had been killed since the Saudi-led coalition attacked the Shia rebel-held city on Wednesday.
Palestinian security forces tear gassed protesters calling on President Mahmoud Abbas to drop the economic sanctions against Gaza on Wednesday, further eroding the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation process.
The southwest, bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, is one of the remaining parts of Syria still outside the control of the state after seven years of conflict.
If the Manbij model is successfully implemented, eastern Syria could eventually become a joint US-Turkish zone of influence.
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