Annan was one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become its first black African leader.
The president holds individual conversations with French and British leaders. The White House says the three nations agreed the assault on Syria was "successful and necessary to deter" the future use of chemical weapons.
Foreign ministers say the president's move is a violation of international law, and they call on the U.N. Security Council to condemn the U.S. action.
Strife breaks out in a number of countries, and a Gaza man is killed by Israeli gunfire, the first death of a protester since the U.S. change regarding Israel's capital.
Recognizing the city—which is holy to Muslims as well as Christians and Jews—as Israel's capital would upend decades of U.S. policy and risk potentially violent protests.
Sweden's foreign minister has done what few Western officials have been willing to: denounce Saudi Arabia for its appalling human rights record. Now, Sweden has put its money where her mouth is, but will it cave in to pressure from Arabs and big business?
Egyptian president and former defense minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has backed calls to create a unified Arab force capable of opposing regional security threats and called the U.S.-backed, Saudi-led intervention in Yemen the “inevitable” result of meddling by a foreign power, namely non-Arab Iran.
All the governments in the Arab League are afraid of ISIL.