Obama: It is now hard to find a path on Israeli-Palestinian peace

In a fresh rebuke to Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Barack Obama said the Israeli leaders pre-election disavowal of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict makes it hard to find a path toward serious negotiations to resolve the issue. Mar 23, 2015

Brazil: Dilma Rousseff announces measures to combat corruption

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched an anti-corruption offensive on 18 March to counter rising discontent over a kickback scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras that has implicated her allies and undermined her popularity. Mar 19, 2015

CCTV footage shows UK teens suspected of trying to join IS being detained

CCTV footage released on 17 March showed three British teenagers suspected of planning to join Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria being detained at Istanbuls Sabiha Gokcen airport on 13 March after a tip-off from British authorities that two of them were travelling to Turkey via Spain. Mar 17, 2015

Isis: Fighting near Tikrit destroys tomb of Saddam Hussein

The tomb of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein has been destroyed in fighting near Tikrit where Iraqi forces supported by Iran-backed Shiite militias have been trying to take control of the city from the militants of the Islamic State (Isis). Mar 17, 2015