Despite global criticism of Egypt's security crackdown on protesters, the US has not pledged to put a ban on its $1.3-billion in annual aid to Egypt.
Roger Waters and Alice Walker pen open letters asking Keys to join cultural boycott of 'unjust and unbelievably evil' Israel
The UN has warned it is unable to deliver food to up to a million hungry and desperate Syrians because of spiralling violence and a lack of fuel.
Drones have taken centre stage in an escalating arms race between China and Japan, who are struggle to assert their dominance over disputed islands.
There is actually something rather affectionate in Martin Amis's portrayal of Lionel Asbo, particularly in his tortured diction.
Bright ideas: A cellphone database for dairy farmers and a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness.
Filmmaker Danny Boyle turned the Olympic Stadium into a jukebox, turning up world-beating rock to send the planet a message: Britain is ready to roll.
France's President Francois Hollande has marked his Brussels debut by challenging Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel over the eurozone bailout.
David Cameron has dismissed any UK inquiry into the Lockerbie plane bombing, following the death of convicted bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi in Libya.
More than 99% of all major global airlines have complied with the first step of Europe's scheme to charge them for their carbon emissions.