South Africa

US accelerating arms shipments to Gulf coalition; US-Japan alliance shifts; Thailand and Russia to boost cooperation on drug trafficking, investment and energy sector; Mugabe visits South Africa; new bank in India to regulate microfinance lenders and help small businesses; and more

Hundreds of thousands of anti-government protestors gather in Kiev; South Korea expands air defense zone; Japan's GDP growth revised downwards; Afghanistan seeks closer ties with Iran; leaders head to South Africa for Mandela memorial; and more  

Top of the Agenda: Ukraine Protests Gain Momentum

Interim Egyptian cabinet of 34 sworn in; South Korea asks to postpone plan to take operational control of troops; China rejects claims is it singling out foreign companies after making public details of alleged corruption by GlaxoSmithKline; South Africans prepare to celebrate Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday; US-Russia relationship would not be harmed if Snowden granted asylum in Russia, says Putin

Top of the Agenda: Interim Egyptian Cabinet Sworn In

Turkish riot police fire tear gas and water cannons at protesters; Taiwan to meet with China; Vietnamese PM wins support of less than half of parliament in confidence vote; Mandela still in hospital; Pakistan claims India entered its airspace; and more

Top of the Agenda: Turkish Riot Police Enter Gezi Park

Obama and Cameron support international conference on Syria; Chinese tour company offers North Korea day trips for Westerners; Australian budget projects deficit of AUD$19.4 billion; European retailers agree to support improved safety measures in Bangladesh garment factories; South African platinum miners go on strike after union leader killed; and more

Top of the Agenda: Obama, Cameron Cautious on Syria