Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman attends a joint press conference with Czech Foreign Minister counterpart on December 18, 2014 in Prague.

Israeli FM derides Palestinian effort to set deadline for it to end occupation of territories.

  • Friday’s announcement would indicate that Nida Tounes has definitively ruled out an alliance with Ennahda, cementing its secular support base in the process.Africa,Beji Caid el Sebsi,Ennahda,Moncef Marzouki,Nida Tounes,Tunisia,Lara Vergnaud

  • France has some 5,000 soldiers deployed in nearby Mali and the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), and can ill afford a further disintegration of regional stability.Africa,Boko Haram,Cameroon,Central African Republic,Chad,France,François Hollande,Jean-Yves Le Drian,Mali,Nigeria,Lara Vergnaud

  • The U.S. secretary of state has met the chief Palestinian negotiator to discuss timetable.

A screengrab taken on July 13, 2014 from a video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows the leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau.

At least three were killed in attack by militants on politician's home.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford enters his office at city hall on his first day back to work after taking part in a rehab program June 30, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Has been admitted to hospital with a tentative diagnosis of a tumor after suffering months of abdominal pain.

Australian Indigenous people wait for the state memorial service for former Australian Prime Minister Gough Whitlam at Sydney Town Hall on November 5, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

Tony Abbott has vowed to "sweat blood" to secure constitutional recognition for indigenous people.

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The Russian delegation to New Delhi includes a controversial figure: Sergey Aksyonov, a.k.a. the governor of the contested Crimean peninsula in Ukraine.

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation about normalizing diplomatic relations the Cuba in the Cabinet Room of the White House on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DC.

The U.S. president stated it is time to "cut loose the shackles of the past" after five decades of strained relations between the two countries.