The first round of Syria peace talks is wrapping up in Geneva. Not much has come out of these talks so far, but a Syrian journalist says one positive outcome is that the two sides are meeting face-to-face.
The Vatican has long been a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. But today was the first time the Catholic Church had to answer the UN's questions about its repeated failure to protect children from abuse.
Afghanistan and Pakistan have occupied central roles in American foreign policy for the last decade — and some role long before that. But their influence may well wane if relations between the US and Iran continue to improve.
Iran and the US are both crowing about the agreement the two sides reached over the weekend. But major US allies are unsure of what to make of it and fear the US approach to the Middle East is changing dramatically, perhaps for the worse.
Iranians were celebrating Monday after their leaders reached a deal to temporarily relax some of the crippling sanctions facing the country in exchange for restrictions on their nuclear program. It's a temporary deal that expires in six months if there's no further progress.
US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Geneva over the weekend when a deal over Iran's nuclear program seemed imminent. But the negotiations came up short, leaving ordinary Iranians still struggling under international sanctions.
Erin Sharpe shares how it felt to experience the earthquake that rattled Japan. The BBC's Tomi Sucipto explains the relief in Indonesia as the tsunami warning was lifted. Sadia Kaenzig from Geneva's International Red Cross also joins us.