Billionaire Richard Branson has urged people to invest in Zimbabwe, saying the world was wrong to wait instead of helping the nation.
Russia and China have vetoed a Western-backed UN Security Council resolution that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions.
The international community is neglecting the security threat from Somalia, Kenyan Foreign Minister Moses Wetangula said on Friday.
Investigators combed through security video and other evidence on Monday in the hunt for suspects in a failed car bombing in New York's Times Square.
Serbian President Boris Tadic appeals to the majority of UN countries who have not recognised Kosovo's independence to maintain that position.
Several New York City council members unveiled a bid on Tuesday to ban toy giveaways to reduce the allure of fast-food restaurants.
The UN Security Council has demanded that Sudan stop airstrikes on South Sudan as it considers what steps to take to stop clashes spiralling into war.
US authorities were still questioning a Pakistani-American man on Wednesday, who they say admitted trying to bomb New York's Times Square.
Microfinance in Afghanistan is facing a shortage of skilled people to run programmes, as well as challenges in reaching rural areas.
New York police have evicted Occupy Wall Street protesters from a park in the city's financial district, two months after they set up camp.