US Secretary of State John Kerry has sought to reassure sceptics in the US Congress who worry that Iran might not follow through on its obligations.
After freezing financial aid to Kigali, Washington has indicted it is ready to lift sanctions against Rwanda if it severs ties with rebel group M23.
A drone attack on Somalia's al-Shabab has left a top suicide bomb-maker for the rebel group dead, say government officials.
In a meeting with the US secretary of state, France has demanded an explanation of the latest revelations about a controversial US spying programme.
In the US there is a sense of submission to a political system that is held hostage by private interests and corporate lobbying, writes Gavin Silber.
Washington says it has stopped shipments of major military hardware and halted $260-million in cash aid to Egypt's military leaders.
A failed raid in Somalia and anger at the capture of an al-Qaeda leader in Libya has focused on the US's problems in its fight against militants.
As meetings take place to prevent the US government from closing down, a House Republican leader has hinted that his party could offer a new plan.
It might seem like asking for trouble, but Iowa is not the only US state to allow blind people to carry guns.
France is mobilised and ready to launch military action over the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime, says President Francois Hollande.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that Syria is holding thousands of tonnes of unmixed "binary components".
An expected US-led strike on Syria has not only put government forces on alert, it has also alarmed Islamist rebels - who worry they too are targets.
Britain will not join any military action against Syria after a stunning parliamentary defeat of a government motion on the issue.
SA has criticised "the possibility of a military intervention" in Syria by the West, calling on all sides to negotiate a better solution.
Russia is sending two warships to the eastern Mediterranean, and has denied the deployment is linked to events in Syria.
While a few diplomatic missions reopened on Sunday, others stayed shut for the Muslim holidays following Ramadan.
The US told China its decision not to hand over Edward Snowden after he fled to Hong Kong had undermined relations between the two states.
After pleas from Islamic leaders, the US says it will respect Ramadan by trying to force-feed detainees observing the fast only at night.
Unmanned US aircraft fired four missiles at a house in north-west Pakistan, killing 16 suspected militants, says Pakistani intelligence officials.