Japan has condemned the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto allegedly by the Islamic State group.
The new leaders want to ease the 'humanitarian crisis' – but Greece's creditors are not impressed.
When in the past European governments have paid ransoms of whatever kind to free their nationals, they have been accused of letting the side down.
China is violating human rights at an intensity that is unprecedented in its recent history, a top watchdog group said on Thursday.
A day after a US ratings agency downgraded ?Russia to "junk" status, the country's index fell by 3%. Russia could also face new sanctions.
The whistle-blowing site has accused Google of handing information to the US authorities without notifying it until almost three years later.
Public transport, schools and the UN have come to a halt as a "historic" snowstorm hit the US east coast, affecting areas like New York and Boston.
Survivors return to Auschwitz on the 70th anniversary after victims were set free as leaders sound alarm.
The election result marked a comprehensive rejection of the years of austerity demanded by the EU and IMF in return for the €240-billion bailout.
French president Francois Hollande hopes for close cooperation between Greece and France following Syriza's win in Sunday's elections in Athens.
Several leaders, including US President Barack Obama, will visit Saudi Arabia's new King Salman after the death of his predecessor, King Abdullah.
?President Jacob Zuma has sent condolences to the family of Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud following news of his death on Friday.
In the wake of King Abdullah's death, Amnesty International head Salil Shetty criticised the Saudi regime for being "insensitive to human rights".
Ukraine tells Davos it has a plan and Russia says it wants the war to end but civilians are still dying.
A cartoon about the attacks on Gaza emphasised Jewishness rather than the Israeli nationality.
The Houthi seemingly captured Sana'a this week, evoking condemnation from the United Nations.
Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi remains a virtual prisoner in his residence until authorities commit to implementing the agreement.
Five bodies found near AirAsia flight QZ8501's fuselage bring the total body count to 58 since the plane crashed last month.
In the first round of historic talks between the two countries, the US vowed to continue giving Cubans safe haven, despite Cuba's objections.