"We call upon all countries who have not yet contributed to join in," said a spokesperson for the international Green Climate Fund, after Spain became the 22nd nation to contribute to a fund to help poor nations cope with the effects of climate change.
In what may be a first for the Islamic State extremist fighters, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives at the border crossing between Kobani and Turkey. Turkish officials deny the vehicle crossed into Kobani through Turkey.
The pomp and protocol of an official state visit to Turkey behind him, Pope Francis said a silent prayer in one of Turkey's most important mosques Saturday. Francis prayed alongside the Grand Mufti of Istanbul, Rahmi Yaran.
Moscow offered to waive its food embargo as the European Union imposed sanctions on 13 Ukrainians accused of organizing rogue elections in eastern Ukraine earlier this November. EU officials rejected the Russian offer.
On Friday, bomb explosions at a central mosque in Kano, Nigeria killed more than 102 people. Boko Haram has not claimed responsibility for the attack, though it bears the hallmarks of the militant group.
A foreign guesthouse believed to host Europeans working with the Afghan government, or Christian missionaries was attacked by Taliban suicide bombers and gunman on Saturday. It wasn't clear if there were civilian casualties.
The pro-China Nationalist Party lost eight city and county elections Saturday, pointing to an electorate that is souring on Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou. Premier Jiang Yi-huah, the head of the Cabinet, resigned Saturday.
On Saturday, an Egyptian court acquitted former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, his security chief, and six top security commanders in the killing of hundreds of protesters in the 2011 Arab Spring uprising.
Aiming to put pressure on Damascus, the Syrian rebels, believed to include some CIA-trained fighters as well some from Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, have captured a string of towns from Assad's forces in the south.