The Palestinians launch an intensive diplomatic campaign on three fronts this week: tackling internal divisions, resuming truce talks with Israel and making a fresh appeal to the United Nations.
The rise of the brutal Islamic State group can partly be blamed on President Barack Obama's failure to arm moderate Syrian rebels far earlier, said former US defence secretary Leon Panetta.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday (Sep 21) raised the threat of Islamic militants in Iraq and Syria directly with his Iranian counterpart in high-level talks in New York, a US official said.
There is still no water, no electricity and almost nothing to eat in Los Cabos, a small corner of paradise in northwestern Mexico leveled by Hurricane Odile.
A fiery plane crash that claimed the life of a popular politician has provided Brazil's presidential campaign with a dramatic plot twist worthy of a telenovela.
Rival groups in Yemen signed a UN-brokered peace deal on Sunday (Sep 21) after Shiite rebels seized the government headquarters and the prime minister resigned after raging violence in the capital.
Thousands of Russians on Sunday (Sep 21) marched through Moscow to protest against the Kremlin's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, in the country's first major anti-war rally since fighting erupted in April.
President Petro Poroshenko warned on Sunday (Sep 21) that Ukraine must be ready to defend itself should a peace plan aimed at ending a five-month war with pro-Russian insurgents fall through.
Activists mobilised in cities across the globe on Sunday (Sep 21) for marches against climate change, with one of the biggest planned for New York, where celebrities, political leaders and tens of thousands of people were expected.
At least two policemen were killed when a bomb exploded near a checkpoint outside the foreign ministry headquarters in Cairo on Sunday (Sep 21), officials said, shattering a months-long respite from deadly attacks in the capital.