The 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is set to begin here today with the participation of the heads of government of 53 Commonwealth nations.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was treated to a lavish welcome by Chinese President Xi Jinping during a secretive trip to Beijing as both sides seek to repair frayed ties ahead of landmark summits with Seoul and Washington.
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person, having snatched the top spot from Microsoft founder Bill Gates who slips to second place, according to Forbes magazine's annual billionaires list published Tuesday.
The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) announced Friday that the mission will reopen an office in the eastern city of Benghazi for the first time in years.
After overcoming a brutal acid attack organised by an ex-lover, Lucia Annibali is using her power as a symbol of the battle against gender-based violence to take that fight to Italy's parliament.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives will sit down with their historic centre-left rivals Sunday to try and seal a deal to form a government more than four months after legislative elections.
Guinea holds its first local elections since the end of the era of military dictatorship on Sunday, as voting gets underway to elect municipal councils following eight years of delays.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson insisted Friday the US and Mexico are bolstering cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking, brushing aside concerns about the impact of his boss Donald Trump's anti-Mexican barbs.
The Libyan coast guard has rescued 362 illegal migrants in three separate operations in western Libya, the Navy's spokesman said Friday.
The United States has extended a special protected status for Syrians that keeps some 7,000 of them from being deported back to their war-wracked country, the Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday.
Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated 70 years ago on January 30, 1948.
Australian and US aircraft will join the search for survivors from a ferry which sank with 50 people aboard in the remote Pacific, rescue officials said Monday.
A Royal Australian Air Force electronic warfare plane caught fire on takeoff during an exercise in the United States Saturday but there were no serious injuries, the military said.
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrived in Copenhagen on Monday, defying a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence bid.
When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman to earn a prestigious international qualification.