The United States is reviewing its participation in the UN Human Rights Council, U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley has told a meeting of the council in Geneva.
The ambassadors of the European Union member states decided on June 6 to prolong the bloc's investment ban against Crimea for another year, punishing Russia for its armed takeover of the Ukrainian region.
A U.S.-backed rebel alliance says it has begun a battle to capture the Syrian city of Raqqa, the extremist group Islamic State’s (IS) stronghold and self-declared capital in the country.
Russia says one of its fighter jets intercepted a U.S. bomber flying near its border over the Baltic Sea.
Afghanistan will host a multinational peace conference in Kabul on June 6, as the country reels from a wave of bombings and unrest that has left more than 100 people dead and hundreds wounded in the past week.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says that more than 150 people have died as a result of the massive tanker-truck bomb that struck a busy Kabul neighborhood during rush hour on May 31.
The United States and Kuwait are seeking to bridge a diplomatic split that opened up between Qatar and several Arab states over allegations that Doha supports extremism.