Israel should investigate all alleged violations committed by its forces during three recent wars in Gaza and ensure military commanders are brought to justice for any crimes, a UN human rights watchdog said on Thursday.
President Barack Obama, whose slumping popularity is a drag on fellow Democrats in the congressional races, is sprinting state to state this week on behalf of six Democrat governor candidates whose chances are not as linked to national issues.
Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament on Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, forcing the government to cancel a vote to allow the president to seek another term next year.
A former Libyan Islamist commander won the legal right to sue Britain for damages over the years of torture he says he suffered at the hands of Muammar Gaddafi's henchmen after being illegally handed to Libya by British and U.S. spies.
A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.