Addressing the collapse of Middle East peace talks for the first time, Secretary of State John Kerry called for pause and reassessment. Meanwhile, he's under fire for comparing Israel's treatment of Palestinians to Apartheid.
Secretary of State John Kerry is in Ethiopia on the first leg of a visit to Africa. He hinted at possible ways to end the conflict in South Sudan, saying that "terms and a timeline" for military intervention had been decided.
Activists and parents demonstrated in the Nigerian capital, hoping to force the government to do more to rescue nearly 200 abducted teen girls, who have been missing for over two weeks. There is still little reliable information about the situation.
The self-proclaimed governor of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk announced that preparations were underway for an independence referendum. Separatists' intentions there appear to be unclear, and their opponents feel angry and abandoned by the government in Kiev.