THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The international chemical weapons watchdog announced on Friday it has verified the destruction of all of Syria's unfilled munitions - another milestone along the road to eradicating President Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons programme by mid-2014.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former United States secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton is remembering Mr Nelson Mandela as a "giant among us" who showed the world how to respond to injustice and tragedy.
RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - The widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pledged on Friday to challenge a French inquiry that found his death to have been from natural causes, rather than poison as Palestinians suspect.
UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Jordan was on Friday elected to a two-year term on the United Nations Security Council, taking the seat that Saudi Arabia won and then rejected in a protest over Syria's civil war.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to South Africa next week to pay respects to the late Mr Nelson Mandela.