Israel diplomat strike could hinder pope visit

Pope Francis will pray side-by-side with Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew in Jerusalem in a powerful sign of Christian unity during his May visit to Holy Land, the Vatican said on Thursday. Duration: 00:52 Mar 28, 2014

Ukraine opposition's Timoshenko to run for president

Ukraine's highly-divisive opposition leader and former premier Yulia Tymoshenko announced plans on Thursday to contest snap presidential polls set for May 25 following last month's fall of a pro-Kremlin regime. Duration: 00:53 Mar 28, 2014

Egyptians react to Sisi's run for president

Egyptian army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi says he has quit the military to run for president and vows to rid the country of "terrorism" almost nine months after toppling its elected leader. Duration: 00:48 Mar 28, 2014

Obama meets Pope Francis for first time

US President Barack Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time on Thursday for talks expected to focus on efforts to combat global inequality. Duration: 00:44 Mar 28, 2014

Strike grounds hundreds of flights in Germany

Air passengers in Germany faced delays, disruption and hundreds of flight cancellations across the country Thursday as ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance workers walked out over pay. Duration: 01:08 Mar 28, 2014

Harper, Merkel condemn Russia, ready for more sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that she hoped the threat of further sanctions would be enough to keep Russia in check in the Ukraine crisis but that Europe was prepared to act if necessary. Duration: 00:55 Mar 27, 2014

Slain AFP reporter's son makes 'miracle' recovery

The only surviving child of Sardar Ahmad, the AFP reporter gunned down with the rest of his family in a Kabul hotel, has made a rapid recovery, doctors said Thursday in a development his family hailed as a "miracle". Duration: 00:24 Mar 27, 2014

Ivorian ex-youth firebrand Ble Goude defiant before ICC

Ivorian ex-president Laurent Gbagbo's right-hand man Charles Ble Goude faced International Criminal Court judges for the first time on Thursday, proclaiming his innocence over deadly post-election violence three years ago. Duration: 00:48 Mar 27, 2014

Election campaign in Hungary in high gear as vote nears

As Hungary gears up for the country's election on 6 April, posters promoting the ruling Fidesz Party led by Prime Minister Viktor Orban adorn billboard posters and trams throughout the country's capital. Duration: 00:57 Mar 27, 2014