The UN special envoy to Syria will travel to Damascus this month to pursue a start date for a proposed six-week suspension of government airstrikes and artillery shelling in the city of Aleppo, a new report says.
The danger of foreign fighters and self-radicalised individuals who support Islamic State (IS) mounting attacks in their home countries is growing even as the fight against the militants makes progress, a US official said on Wednesday.
Israeli soldiers should be given the Nobel Peace Prize for the "unimaginable restraint" they are showing in fighting Hamas, Israel`s ambassador to the US has said, backing his country`s right to self-defence.
UN education envoy Gordon Brown has pledged that a school from where more than 200 girls were kidnapped by Islamist militants will be rebuilt, as he visited Nigeria for talks on boosting security. Britain`s former prime minister met President Goodluck Jonathan and Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as part of his "Safe School Initiative" unveiled in May, which aims to help hundreds of schools hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.
In the wake of recent abduction of over 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria, the UN chief today offered to send a high-level envoy to the country to discuss ways in which the world body can support them in tackling internal challenges.
Pakistan`s new envoy to the US, former Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani, is expected to play a key role in steering bilateral ties ahead of the pull-out of foreign troops from war-ravaged Afghanistan.
Malaysia`s foreign ministry summoned a senior Singaporean diplomat today over allegations that the city-state has helped the United States and Australia tap telecommunications links in Asia for espionage.
In a flip-flop, Islamabad`s point man for Track-II dialogue with India, Shahryar Khan, has made a U-turn on his remarks acknowledging the presence in Pakistan of one of India`s most wanted terrorists Dawood Ibrahim.