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Kerry would bring face-to-face diplomacy to State Department

Kerry would bring face-to-face diplomacy to State Department

President Barack Obama has appointed Democratic Senator John Kerry as his next choice to be the new secretary of state.

‘Divisive’ constitution likely to pass in Egyptian referendum

‘Divisive’ constitution likely to pass in Egyptian referendum

Millions of Egyptians today concluded voting on a referendum about a draft constitution.

US House of Representatives passes far-reaching defense bill

US House of Representatives passes far-reaching defense bill

The US House of Representatives votes 315-107 in favour of a $633 billion defense bill.

Africa says it’s open for business as cellular customers near one billion

Africa says it’s open for business as cellular customers near one billion

Africa is quickly emerging as the most lucrative market for mobile technologies and telecommunications innovation.

Africa wants to lead military interventions, but will the West foot the bill?

Africa wants to lead military interventions, but will the West foot the bill?

UN Security Council considers authorising an African force to militarily intervene in Mali but it remains unclear whether the West is willing to finance repeated operations.

Israel ignores UN rebuke, vows to pursue East Jerusalem housing

Israel ignores UN rebuke, vows to pursue East Jerusalem housing

Israel vows to push ahead with plans to construct thousands of new homes in occupied East Jerusalem, despite strong UN condemnation.

UN launches largest humanitarian appeal for Syria

UN launches largest humanitarian appeal for Syria

The UN has appealed for $1.5 billion to salvage the "dramatically deteriorating" humanitarian situation in Syria.

Sandy Hook forces rethink on US gun-control

Sandy Hook forces rethink on US gun-control

US President Barack Obama told residents that he would use the powers of his office to prevent a repeat of the tragedy.

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