Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Nato and the US not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance, ahead of a Nato summit.
Journalists in conflict zones risk their lives to cover the most fraught corners of the globe. We pay tribute to some of those killed, injured and kidnapped.
There's high drama at the Mandela household. Where does Mandla get his power, and can Makaziwe overrule him? We explain on this week's M&G Newsroom.
An authority on colonialism argues that lasting peace depends on political and not judicial solutions.
Despite economic advances, many of the continent's people are still denied their rights, says Louise Redvers.
From a statue of Christ casting a shadow on clouds in Brazil to a homeless man on the streets of Madrid; take a journey through the last week's best photos.
We look at the last week of airstrikes between Israel and Palestine, which has turned into the bloodiest period of conflict in Gaza for some time.
Conflict and violence are holding back global economic growth and trapping 1,5-billion people in dire poverty, the World Bank said on Sunday.
Violent conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa have choked the growth of literacy in the region, a major Unesco report released this week says.
The Philippines is ready to resume peace talks with the country's largest Muslim rebel group, government's chief peace negotiator said on Wednesday.
David Smith and Stephanie Wolters look at conflicts in the continent's war-torn countries.
Parties to the peace talks aimed at ending the conflict in Somalia have reached a power-sharing deal in Djibouti that doubles the size of Parliament.
Military cooperation between Moscow and Damascus appears to have taken on a new zeal, writes Hugh Macleod.
Russia has warned that any Western moves to rearm Georgia could bring further instability, sharpening the stand-off between Moscow and Washington.
An Islamist militia commander said on Monday his fighters will intensify attacks against the government and Ethiopian forces.
Medical charity Médecins sans Frontières has closed one of its clinics in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, due to insecurity, it said on Wednesday.
A Russian military column crossed from Georgia back into Russia on Wednesday after Western governments raised pressure for a quick and full pull-out.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Moscow on Monday that it was playing a dangerous game with the US and its Nato allies.
Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony wants to resume talks with the government to end conflict in northern Uganda, an aide to the top UN envoy says.