Israeli legislators agreed to set Feb. 10 as the date for early elections following the resignation of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert (pictured). Opinion polls suggest the ruling Kadima party, now led by Tzipi Livni (pictured) is likely to win.
EU representatives will meet Mauritania's military government in Paris to press for a return to constitutional rule and the release of ousted President Sidi Mohamed Ould Cheikh Abdallahi. The EU has warned of sanctions if talks fail.
Only 15 of the 27 member states participated in the crisis talks to boost the European economy, and some of the smaller nations have expressed their dismay at not being invited. Does this highlight cracks in the European Union?
The first military talks between North and South Korea since president Lee Myung-Bak took office in Seoul earlier this year ended without progress. Meanwhile, US envoy Christopher Hill extended his stay in North Korea.
Israel's Prime Minister designate Tzipi Livni assured the Palestinians' chief negotiator that peace talks would continue regardless of the change of government, "with no change", according to a ministry spokesperson.
President Evo Morales and Bolivia's opposition governors began negotiating an end to a violent political crisis that has left at least 18 people dead.The talks are being monitored by observers from the Organization of American States.
A group of rebel governors from the wealthy eastern provinces of Bolivia agreed to formal talks with President Evo Morales (photo) to try to find a solution to a political crisis that erupted in a recent wave of violent clashes.
Lebanon's deeply divided political leaders met on Tuesday to discuss the explosive issue of Hezbollah's weapons. The next session of talks will be held on November 5 and President Sleiman would meanwhile mediate bilateral talks.
As he hosted a meal for political and religious representatives to break the day's Ramadan fast Tuesday, Lebanese President Michel Sleiman invited the leaders of the country's rival political factions for a day of national dialogue on Sept. 16.