Palestinians in Gaza speak of life under Israeli occupation.
"The Islam of Timbuktu was taken hostage"
27 Dec 2013 14:25 GMT
President Barack Obama meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in June to discuss the ongoing conflict in Syria.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File
A demonstrator confronts riot police as Turkish nationalists attempt to march on Taksim Square in Istanbul on November 8, 2013.
OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images
A woman looks at the street from her home in Masakn Otham, where more than one thousand Syrian families live, in the suburbs of Cairo, Egypt. Tensions between Syrians and Egyptians have been simmering.
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dances to a Reggae version of "Merry Christmas" performed by Jay Douglas during a break in the council meeting in Toronto. In 2013, the mayor admitted to using crack cocaine.
AP Photo/The Canadian Press via Cooper-Toronto Star, David Cooper
Ukrainian cossaks cross themselves during a service before taking their guarding duty at the camp of the pro-EU opposition during a protest at Kiev(***)s Independence Square.
SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images
A woman who had been hiding during the gun battle runs for cover after armed police enter the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after gunmen threw grenades and opened fire.
AP Photo/Jonathan Kalan, File
A ferry passes the Sydney Opera House as thick smoke from bushfires blanketed the city November 2, 2013.
Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina (L) talk to the media in Moscow. The musicians were released after spending two years in a Russian prison.
A worker leaves the site where a garment factory building collapsed near Dhaka, Bangladesh killing 1,129 people.
AP Photo/Ismail Ferdous, File
Recently retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar looks on during a function announcing him as a UNICEF Regional Ambassador in Mumbai on November 28, 2013.
INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images
Severe drought in Namibia has devastated the country threatening the survival of people and animals.
Azad Essa/Al Jazeera
Lebanese security forces and firefighters gather next to destroyed vehicles at the scene of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, on December 27. The blast killed several people, including Mohammed Chatah, a senior aide to former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.
AP Photo/Hussein Malla
Critics cry foul as production exploring youth radicalisation mysteriously pulled after police visit.
Censorship, United Kingdom, Human Rights
Calais is the most visible sign of France's refugee influx, but smaller camps scattered across the north are growing.
Refugees, Human Rights, War & Conflict
Medicine finally joins religious therapy for thousands suffering psychological disorders in southern Tamil Nadu state.
Mental health, Religion, Poverty & Development
Facing sanctions and stigma, Iranian Americans are pushing for the nuclear deal to survive Congress' September vote.
Politics, Iran, United States
People & Power investigates South Korea's disturbing rise in suicides, particularly among the elderly.
Health, Asia, South Korea
Thailand's prime minister talks about his military takeover, press freedom, poverty, and constitutional reform.
Human Rights, Politics, Thailand
After days on a crowded boat crossing the Mediterranean, one Syrian refugee family strives for a new future in Austria.
War & Conflict, Syria, Immigration
The chilling and courageous account of a Danish-Somalian boy in Copenhagen who fell victim to al-Shabab recruiters.
War & Conflict, Al-Shabab, Denmark