The first solar powered plane attempting to make a round the world trip, left Abu Dhabi on Monday, embarking on the first leg of its flight to Oman.
Various events were held across the world on Sunday to celebrate the International Women's Day, demanding equality for the gender that traditionally is paid less for work and often has a smaller voice in policy decisions.
Here's a look at some of the most striking images from major stories around the world in the past week.
Just after dawn on Monday, Swiss pioneers will embark on the first round-the-world trip ever attempted with a solar-powered plane.
Bill Gates stands atop Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as Facebook Inc's Mark Zuckerberg joined the top 20.
Here's a look at some of the most striking images that reveal the major stories from around the world in the past week.
Doctors are optimistic that 10-month-old formerly conjoined twin girls will survive after the surgery that separated them.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Wednesday extended his warm greetings to the Chinese people on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, or the Spring Festival.
People celebrate Spring Festival across the world
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge pats Fred the Merino Ram during a visit to the Sydney Royal Easter Show on April 18, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.
Pedestrians, with a vintage tram in the background, take a "selfie" as snow falls at the main shopping street of Istiklal in central Istanbul, in this January 6, 2015 file photo.
Chinese tourists will be able to celebrate Spring Festival, regardless of where they are, as the world prepares for next week's celebrations.