UN's envoy to Libya said on Tuesday that a ceasefire agreement reached last month has not been respected by the country's rivaling militias, and warned the international community of the dangerous situation facing the war- torn North African nation.
Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai travels to China this week, signaling the pivotal role he hopes Beijing will play in Afghanistan's future.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that security forces have been boosted significantly in East Jerusalem to prevent further violence by Palestinian youths.
US President Barack Obama, keen to reset relations with Afghanistan that soured under longtime president Hamid Karzai, has invited the leaders of Afghanistan's new unity government to visit the White House early next year.
A Palestinian man slammed a car into a crowded rail station in Jerusalem, killing an infant and injuring seven other people on Wednesday, in a suspected "terror attack," police said.
Syria's air force has destroyed two fighter jets operated by Islamic State militants in the north of the country, Information Minister Omran Zoabi said in remarks published on Syria's state news agency SANA late on Tuesday.
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to pay a state visit to China from next Tuesday to Friday.
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced on Wednesday that her country will provide an additional 15 million AU dollars ($13.1 million) for life-saving assistance to people in Iraq and Syria through the United Nations and other agencies.
A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine.
Islamic State won territory from Syrian government forces in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Tuesday, its first gain there in about two months, a group that tracks the civil war reported.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will stand by its neighbor Iraq in its fight against the Sunni extremists of the Islamic State group.
Egyptian students who support Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi, shot slogans during a demonstration against military rule, at Cairo University, in Cairo, October 20, 2014.