General Prayuth Chan-ocha led a coup in May.

Parliamentary vote confirmed Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led May coup, as new premier.

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.

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez (C) arrives at the Director of Public Prosecutions' office in Caracas on February 28, 2013 to be questioned about presumed irregularities concerning two donations made in 1985 by Petroleos de Venezuelas (PDVSA) state-owned oil company.

Leopoldo Lopez is accused of inciting violence during anti-government demonstrations.

Chinese nationals disembark from the passenger vessel Wuzhishan after the ship arrived at the Xiuying Port on May 20, 2014 in Haikou, China.

China is resisting pressure from the U.S. to rein in provocative actions in the disputed region.

VORONEZH, RUSSIA - AUGUST 5: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a session of State Council August 5, 2014 in Voronezh, Russia. Putin is on a one-day visit to the region of Voronezh, 500 km. south of Moscow. Credit Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images

Putin unexpectedly struck a more conciliatory tone on Ukraine in a speech on Thursday.

A group of protester hold placards during a protest against the mass execution sentence of 529 supporters of Mohammed Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood on March 28, 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Human Rights Watch has denounced the killing of hundreds of pro-Morsi supporters last year.

President Barack Obama arrives to speak briefly at a news conference on Iraq August 11, 2014 in Chilmark on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

During their call, the two leaders reportedly discussed the growing instability in Iraq and the crisis in Gaza.