A U.N. panel is finding evidence of crimes by both the Syrian government and by the Islamic State group that is fighting against government troops there.
Libya's ambassador to the United Nations is warning of "full-blown civil war" if the chaos and division in the North African country continue.
Israel's military says there are no reports of violations since a cease-fire with Hamas took effect yesterday evening. After more than seven weeks of fighting, the two sides settled for an interim agreement in exchange for a period of calm.
The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter.
The mother of an American journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants is pleading for his release in a video aimed directly at his captors.