The parliaments of China and Russia on Thursday released a joint statement on the crisis in Syria, stating that negotiation is the only feasible resolution to the issue.
US Secretary of State John Kerry says renewed talks between Israel and Palestine are in pursuit of a "final status agreement," not an interim one.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Wednesday that UN Security Council should reach a consensus and pass a resolution regarding chemical weapons in Syria as soon as possible.
The UN chemical investigation weapons team returned to Syria Wednesday to complete their probe, according to a Xinhua correspondent. The fact-finding group was assembled in The Hague in early August.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday called the Holocaust a "reprehensible" crime committed by the Nazis against the Jewish people but said it was up to historians to determine the scale of what happened.
The Untied Nations team tasked with probing the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria will return to the Middle East country on Wednesday to complete its "investigation of pending credible allegations".
China will send experts "when asked" to help with the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
An Israeli soldier was shot dead on Sunday during a Jewish festival in the West Bank city of Hebron, a hotbed of tensions where some 500 Israeli settler families live among 100,000 Palestinians.
Three diplomats were injured in a mortar shell targeting Russian embassy in Damascus on Sunday as Syria handed over a chemical weapon report.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday in Moscow that he could not be 100-percent certain a US-Russian plan for the destruction of Syrian chemical arms would be carried out successfully.
Syria gave details of some of its chemical weapons to a UN-backed arms watchdog at The Hague on Friday but needs to fill in gaps by next week to launch a rapid disarmament operation. Putin hopeful on arms plan
Two bombs concealed in air conditioning units inside a Sunni mosque south of the Iraqi city of Samarra exploded during Friday prayers, killing at least 15 people, police and hospital sources said.