The ICC was under fire over its "unfair" and "totally unacceptable" treatment of Africa, with African Union ministers calling for cases against Kenyan and Sudanese leaders to be deferred.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu early Wednesday blasted Iranian President Hassan Rowhani for making what he described as a "cynical speech that was full of hypocrisy" at the UN General Assembly.
After a flurry of diplomatic smoke signals, Iran and the United States are sizing up the gamble of a presidential close encounter at the UN next week that could open a first crack in 30 years of enmity.
North and South Korea agreed Wednesday to work on reopening a joint industrial zone shut down in April amid soaring military tensions.
For thousands of Kashmiri families divided by one of the most heavily militarised borders in the world, this year's Eid al-Fitr festival offers cold comfort as India-Pakistan tensions flare.
Amid a sharp spike in tensions between Turkey and the EU, Berlin and Ankara summoned each other's ambassadors in tit-for-tat moves Friday as fresh obstacles to the Turkish bid to join the bloc emerged.
China and the European Union began ministerial-level talks Friday that are expected to try to resolve a dispute over solar panels and other products, as tensions between the two risk escalating into a trade war.
Lebanon's army has warned it will hit back against any new attacks from Syria after a helicopter gunship struck an eastern town, ratcheting up tensions amid US-British talks on the conflict.
On the eve of what are scheduled to be the first high-level talks between North and South Korea for six years, it was still unclear Tuesday exactly who would be doing the talking.
North Korea's authorities have opened the border town of Sinuiju to Western tourists, despite international tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear test in February.
Hungary has sought to ease tensions with Berlin after Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked Germany not to "send in the tanks again" in a recent interview on state radio.
Shots fired from Syria hit the central Israeli-occupied Golan Heights overnight, a military spokeswoman said Monday morning, causing no harm or damage.
South Korea voiced regret Thursday at North Korea's decision to spurn an offer of formal talks on removing goods from a joint industrial complex closed by military tensions.
US President Barack Obama would not say Friday whether the United States recognizes Nicolas Maduro as the winner of last month's Venezuelan presidential election.
South Korea on Thursday pledged about $270 million in financial aid for firms hit by the withdrawal from a joint industrial zone in North Korea that has fallen victim to military tensions.
The UN Security Council on Monday expressed concern over "volatile" events in Guinea in the runup to a bitterly contested election in June.
The United States and South Korea on Tuesday wrapped up joint military drills that infuriated North Korea, raising hopes for an easing of cross-border military tensions.
South Korean workers were due to start returning Saturday from a jointly run industrial park in North Korea after Seoul announced a complete withdrawal following months of military tensions.
South Korea on Thursday formally offered North Korea talks on suspended operations at their joint Kaesong industrial zone, and hinted it might pull out entirely if Pyongyang declines.
North Korea laid down rigid pre-conditions Thursday for any talks with Seoul or Washington, including the withdrawal of UN sanctions and a guaranteed end to South Korea-US joint military drills.
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