The UN has suspended operations in Syria because of the growing danger facing staff there. Meanwhile US President Barack Obama has warned the regime of Bashar al-Assad not to use chemical weapons on his own people.
Armed soldiers are in control in Crimea. Politicians and legal experts have accused Russia of breaking international law. Moscow insists that it has not contravened any agreements, but its arguments do not stand up.
The European Union's top foreign policy diplomat has met with Iranian officials in Tehran. Talks focused on Iran's nuclear program and ties between the country and the EU.
Weapons shipped to the Somali government have been diverted to al Qaeda-linked militants and clan leaders, according to a team of UN monitors. Senior Somali officials have been implicated in the illicit arms transfers.
The European Union's top foreign policy diplomat has arrived in Iran's capital, Tehran. Catherine Ashton will discuss Iran's nuclear program and ties between the Islamic Republic and the EU.
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