US government shutdown looms

Hundreds of thousands of US government workers came to work Monday without knowing whether they will be needed on Tuesday, as federal agencies faced a devastating shutdown. Duration: 01:00 Sep 30, 2013

Powerful Iran forces against Rouhani: analyst

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has come under pressure in recent days over what some see to be bold strides away from his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s controversial policies. Duration: 00:46 Sep 30, 2013

Syria's neighbours plead for help with refugees

Syria's neighbours plead for more international support to deal with the huge influx of refugees from the war-ravaged country, warning that the burden could destabilise the whole region. Duration: 01:09 Sep 30, 2013

West strengthened jihadists' hand in Syria: rebels

The hesitation of the West to support moderate rebels in Syria has pushed them closer to jihadists from abroad, giving an increasingly Islamist tint to the rebellion against Bashar al-Assad, according to rebels in Aleppo. Duration: 01:00 Sep 30, 2013

Kenyan MPs inspect mall massacre wreckage

As shopkeepers return to the Westgate Mall to retrieve items that survived the four day siege by gunmen, Kenyan MPs startan investigation into alleged intelligence failings over the deadly attack. Duration: 01:40 Sep 30, 2013

Israel court remands Iran spy suspect

An Israel court on Monday remanded in custody for eight days an alleged Iranian spy, arrested on September 11 carrying photographs of the US embassy in Tel Aviv. Duration: 00:33 Sep 30, 2013

French trial opens amid Roma polemic

Twenty-seven ethnic Roma go on trial for organised theft in France, amid a political row over the treatment of France's Roma population. French trial opens amid Roma polemic. Duration: 00:51 Sep 30, 2013

Hagel tours last Cold War frontier in Korea

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tours the South-North Korean border, ahead of talks on switching command of combined US and South Korean forces in the event of war with the North. Duration: 00:59 Sep 30, 2013

Suicide bombing at Iraqi Shiite mosque kills dozens

Iraqis are sifiting through the rubble after a suicide attack at the Al-Hussein mosque, in the district of al-Musayyib, left at least 27 people dead and dozens more wounded. Duration: 00:24 Sep 30, 2013

UN election observers: Guinean voters want stability

Guineans "expressed quietly their desire to end the transition," in the parliamentary elections Saturday, despite "important organizational deficiencies," declared Monday at a press conference the EU Chief observer in Guinea. Duration: 00:44 Sep 30, 2013

Russia extends detention of more Greenpeace crew

A Russian court orders the detention for two months of eight more crew members of a Greenpeace ship who protested against Arctic oil drilling as part of a probe into alleged piracy. Duration: 00:36 Sep 30, 2013

Obama, Netanyahu discuss new perspectives on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday Iran must dismantle its "military nuclear program" as a condition for a diplomatic breakthrough that would head off the prospect of military action. Duration: 01:15 Sep 30, 2013