Israel canceled the already postponed release of 26 Palestinian prisoners in the latest blow to faltering peace talks, saying the move was a response to renewed efforts by Palestinians to gain recognition at the United Nations.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed to Israelis and Palestinians to put aside their rancor and work out a peace agreement after mediation efforts failed to resolve the conflict over a scheduled prisoner release.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry made a last-minute detour to Jordan to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in a bid to avert a breakdown in his peacemaking efforts as an April 29 deadline nears.
Ivory Coast’s former ruling party said political dialog with the government has stalled after the former leader of a youth militia loyal to ex-President Laurent Gbagbo was handed over to the International Criminal Court.
Dame Margaret Anstee grew accustomed to accusations that she was a prostitute and to being mistaken for her male deputy’s secretary. She doesn’t hold it against anyone: There weren’t many women diplomats at the United Nations when she started work there in 1952.
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is struggling to meet economic growth targets a year after his election victory as he focuses on fighting charges from the International Criminal Court that link him to violence that left more than 1,100 people dead after a 2007 vote.