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Many analysts will also be looking to a meeting of Oil Producing and Exporting Countries (OPEC) in November.
The world body says more than 3,000 people, including children, have been displaced due to the fighting in the past three days alone.
A Europe sliding into recession, however, does little to dent the improving job market in the US.
The death toll now stands at over 4,447 of 8,900 reported infections.
The Norwegian Nobel Committee is hoping to send a message urging the protection of child rights and promoting peace in Asia.
“I have come to South Sudan to demand that all parties of conflict end the raping and the violence,” Bangura said.
Tunisia's October 26 elections will be the most democratic ever in the history of the Arab Middle East, writes Larbi Sadiki.
Kobani has strategic significance as it would give IS control of territory extending from its self-declared capital of Raqqa to the Turkish border.
The latest statistics mark an achievement for the Obama administration, which has argued that it's economic policies are working.
Although Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated as the new president, he will share power with former rival Abdullah Abdullah.