This upgrades Palestine's status from mere "observer" and, without making it a full voting member of the U.N., explicitly recognizes it as a state.
On Wednesday, the trial of no less than 68 former military and civilian officials of the 1976-1983 Argentine military dictatorship began in Buenos Aires.
Africa is probably the single most complex region of the world and arguably its most troubled.
Egyptian mediators are meeting with leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah and other Palestinian organizations, and with Israeli officials.
On Thursday November 16, the 18th Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) ended in Beijing with the election of a new team of party leaders.
On Tuesday, the United Nations General Assembly voted, for the twenty-second consecutive time, to condemn the United States' economic blockade against Cuba.
Ahmed al-Jabari and another top Hamas official Mohammed al-Hams were killed during a wave of raids in retaliation for rockets fired into southern Israel.