An international counter-terrorism conference in Tunis co-sponsored by the United Nations has wrapped up with participants stressing that no motive can ever justify acts of terrorism and that Islam should not be blamed for the phenomenon.
United Stated has added its voice to international criticism of Japan's largest-ever whaling expedition. The UK, Australia and New Zealand have already urged Japan to call off this year's hunt, which will target humpback whales for the first time in decades.
Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called for a total global ban on the use of landmines at his weekly Angelus blessing in Saint Peter's square.
Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies stressed on Sunday warned of rising risks to economic development and inflation, and the need for new energy supplies as global economic growth continue to stumble over high oil prices.
Opec leaders meeting in Riyadh pledged to provide the world with reliable supplies of oil and fight global warming but the summit's final statement made no mention of calls by oil-consuming countries such as that from Washington to raise production to ease sky-high prices.
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao pledged Monday to resolve trade imbalances after the country's surplus hit a record high in October and work to let the Yuan move more freely.
China's banking regulator has ordered commercial banks to strictly control the granting of new loans for the rest of the year in an attempt to prevent overshooting this year's lending growth target and overheating the world's fourth economy.
A Japanese whaling fleet has begun a five-month expedition that environmentalists say will hunt humpback whales for the first time in decades.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has challenged the world's policymakers to start devising a comprehensive deal for tackling climate change at next month's summit in Bali, Indonesia, after a United Nations report released today found that global warming is unequivocal and could cause irreversible damage to the planet.
In his opening address at a rare Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) summit in the Saudi capital, Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan president, has warned the US over rising oil prices.