World Bulletin / News Desk
The United Nations has called for an independent inquiry into the death of a Palestinian in Israeli custody, reported Al Jazeera.
The Palestinians also demanded an independent investigation in a letter to the UN Security Council, which said that Arafat Jaradat, who died at the weekend, could have been tortured.
UN Middle East peace envoy Robert Serry made the call for an investigation in a statement on Monday after talks with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on the Jaradat's death.
Palestinian officials say Arafat Jaradat died after being tortured. Israel said an autopsy, carried out with a Palestinian coroner present, was "inconclusive" and that injuries, such as broken ribs, could have been caused by efforts to revive him.
Judges at the International Criminal Court have ruled that former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo is fit to stand trial for his alleged involvement in deadly post-election violence in his country.
Authorities in France have used state of emergency powers to place 24 activists under house arrest as France continues its ban on public demonstrations ahead of the scheduled climate talks.
A 24-year-old arms dealer is suspected of delivering weapons used in terrorist attacks in Paris
Suicide bomber attacks procession of Shia Muslims in northwestern part of Nigeria
Ambassadors of numerous countries, UN and African Union officials as well as Ethiopian government representatives attended flag-raising ceremony in Addis Ababa
Turkish Energy experts have said that Russian claims that Turkey was operating on an oil delivery to Turkey before it was downed, are ridiculuous
The Burkina Faso election is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday
Two suspects were taken into custody in connection with Mali hotel attack that killed 19 people
British PM pledges £1 million ($1.5 million, 1.4 million euros) a year over five years to establish and support a new Commonwealth counter-extremism unit
Russia has decided to suspend visa-free regime with Turkey starting from January 1, 2016
President Hollande vows to crush 'army of fanatics' with more 'songs, concerts and shows'
'At the moment, unfortunately, our partners are not ready to work within the format of single coalition,' Putin's spokesman says
The clashes took place between Rwandan rebels and a local Mai-Mai militia
Russian president says they will work with regional countries not to target 'moderate opposition' groups
French foreign minister suggests possible cooperation with Syrian regime forces against ISIL
Two presidents agreed to 'exchange information about which territories are occupied by the healthy part of the opposition rather than terrorists, and will avoid targeting them with our airstrikes'