Uefa president Michel Platini says Sepp Blatter is desperately clinging to the reins of power because he is scared of life outside of Fifa.
The FBI has released pictures and a video of two men suspected of planting the Boston marathon bombs, appealing for help to identify the pair.
Pakistan's Taliban, which claimed the 2010 Times Square bomb plot, has denied responsibility for the explosions that killed three people in Boston.
LRA rebels are killing elephants for ivory to raise cash as an international hunt for their leader intensifies, say diplomats and activists.
The Syrian opposition has vowed to confront Bashar al-Assad directly if the UN fails to vote in favour of imposing sanctions upon his regime.
Russia and China have blocked a UN Security Council resolution condemning Syria, hours after the country's forces bombed Homs, killing hundreds.
Gambia's Fatou Bensouda will be elected the ICC's chief prosecutor as the hunt for war criminals and genocidal masterminds becomes more political.
The UN General Assembly is poised to elect South Korean Ban Ki-moon to a second term as the UN's secretary general.
US, European, Arab and African leaders gather in Paris on Saturday for a summit on Libya with the threat of military strikes growing more intense.
The international community will on Thursday again try to rally to the cause of war-torn Somalia's UN-backed government.