World Bulletin / News Desk
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in Tripoli on Thursday, a week after a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.
Burns flew into the Libyan capital where he was due to meet new Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagour and Mohammed Magarief, head of the national congress, Libyan government officials said.
He was also scheduled to attend a ceremony commemorating U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, who died in last week's consulate attack in Benghazi, they said.
Stevens and three other Americans died when gunmen attacked the U.S. consulate and a safe house. The protests were part of a crowd that blamed the United States for a video posted online that mocks the Prophet Mohammad.
The demonstrators were calling on the government to implement an agreed presidential term limit under which President Faure Gnassingbe would step down next year.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif unexpectedly met for a second time in Vienna
"His detention silenced an important Uighur voice that peacefully promoted understanding among China’s ethnic groups," a State Department spokesman said.
Earlier this month, the state-run New Vision newspaper reported that an audit had been carried out at the Uganda Wildlife Authority that had revealed the loss of the ivory.
Boehner said House Republicans intend to fight the president's action, which was announced on Thursday, but did not detail a course of action.
Plans to resettle refugees in Cambodia questioned over country's poor record
Biden, in a statement to the press alongside Poroshenko, said Russian behaviour was a "flagrant violation of the bedrock principles of the international system."
Kiir arrived in Cairo on Friday at the head of a high-level delegation that includes the ministers of foreign affairs, electricity, irrigation, oil, education, health, communication, sports and culture.
Supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi appeared to support calls for planned mass protests on November 28, initiated by Egypt's pro-Morsi Salafist Front
Spain wants Gibraltar airport, which sits on the disputed land, to be excluded from EU aviation law until the debate is resolved.
Pakistan sees the latest round of Chinese investments as key to its efforts to solve power shortages that have crippled its economy.
Two presidential candidates appear to be the frontrunners in the upcoming polls – interim President Moncef Marzouki and Beji Caid Essebsi, who served as parliament speaker under Ben Ali.
Poverty in European Union 'extremely challenging' as almost half of Europeans outside bloc face poverty, according to reports
Israeli forces fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron.
In an audio message on websites, al AQAP's military commander Qassim al-Raymi called the Houthis "the new rented gun for the enemies of Islam".
The city centre remains under the control of Iraqi government forces but outlying neighbourhoods have been seized by the fighters.