Gulf envoys has told UN chief Ban Ki-moon that there will be no immediate ceasefire in Yemen unless Huthi rebels withdraw from seized territory.
Workers at Britain's world-renowned National Gallery are going on strike this week and on May 1 due to a dispute over a privatisation plan, says the Public and Commercial Services union.
At least five people were wounded by gunfire in Guinea's capital Conakry on Monday during violent opposition protests against the timing of elections, an opposition leader and a witness said.
Mexico's government has said it will investigate reports that federal police killed 16 unarmed people in two attacks in January, the latest allegations to raise the spectre of abuses by Mexican security forces.
A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday (Apr 20), residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign missions in the North African country.
The Canadian government said on Monday it is now able to issue a passport to Mohamed Fahmy, the Al Jazeera journalist and naturalised Canadian who had been jailed in Egypt and is awaiting retrial there.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday about the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine and offered an additional US$17.7 million in aid for essentials like food, shelter and water, the White House said.
The U.S. State Department said on Monday it might talk with Iran about promoting regional stability, noting it had been open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal if Tehran had altered its policy.
The US Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the US maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict.
Iowa, the top US egg-producing state, has found a lethal strain of bird flu in a flock of millions of hens at an egg-laying facility, the worst case so far in a national outbreak that has now prompted Wisconsin to declare a state of emergency.