UN Security Council gives green light for intervention force in Mali+++Renewed ethnic clashes in Kenya's Tana River Delta region leaves more than 30 dead+++Help for Zimbabwe's agricultural sector
The UN Security Council has expressed its approval of France's military intervention in Mali. The news comes as European leaders consider ways to help end the North African conflict.
Germany's Western allies are openly considering a military strike against Syria. But Berlin's Syria policy is focused on humanitarian aid and the search for a political solution.
Germany is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a member of the United Nations, a partnership often seen as a success. But Germany's image at the UN has suffered in recent years.
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