Pope Francis has set off a diplomatic fracas between the Vatican and the Turkish government after referring to the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government 100 years ago as a 'genocide.'
Just before his reelection, Benjamin Netanyahu said that there would never be a Palestinian state as long as he is prime minister. Now, amid a widening rift with the White House, the Israeli prime minister's allies say that the statement was an observation, not a pledge.
Human rights groups have received dozens of complaints in the past month from Russian conscripts, who say they have been strong-armed into signing contracts to become professional soldiers and sent to fight in Ukraine
Indonesian President Widodo's indecisiveness after the nominee's implication in a bribery scandal has led many supporters to question the new president's readiness to take on powerful vested interests in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.
Greece is considering requesting an extension to its loan agreement, government officials said Tuesday, following an ultimatum issued by eurozone finance ministers after their meeting to find a solution for Greece collapsed Monday night.
The US military has said it will provide intelligence and equipment to support the multinational force battling the militant islamists. The campaign's military commanders have complained of coordination problems and language barriers.
The convicted drug traffickers, from Australia, France, Brazil, Ghana, Nigeria, Indonesia and the Philippines, will face a firing squad. Indonesia, known for its extremely strict drug laws, says it is suffering from a national "drug emergency."
The gunman who fired shots at both a synagogue and a free speech debate on Saturday was later killed by police. Two men suspected of giving the shooter 'advice and assistance' have been taken into custody.