Unicef report estimates 200 million women around the world have been subjected to the procedure
Death toll in the Mediterranean also soars as hundreds of refugees drown off the coast of Libya
UN negotiations get under way in Geneva, but many are sceptical a deal can be reached
Two boys were reportedly strung up outside the offices of the religious police in Syria
Samantha Power urges Europe to increase military spending and provide more peacekeepers
It's also time to reduce the role of the Middle East's chief mediator – the United States
Libya's parliament has decamped to a ship in the country's east, while Islamist militants roam the capital of Tripoli
Iran upholds part of international agreement, as nuclear talks extended until September
Ambassador warns the UN that stolen uranium could be used for terrorist acts
At least 30 people, many of them civilians, died in clashes between Christian and Muslim militias this week
UN panel publishes most comprehensive climate change study yet, but will it prove controversial?
Ceasefire set to continue in the 'capital of the revolution', but what's next for Geneva II?
Assistant secretary of state, Victoria Nuland, apologises to EU counterparts for 'undiplomatic language'
Syrian Opposition threatens to boycott talks after Ban Ki-Moon extends invitation to Tehran
The worsening conflict in South Sudan could become a 'fully-fledged war' if no action is taken, says UN
In tiny Lebanon, one in five are Syrian refugees yet the whole of Europe has taken only 12,000
People under surveillance are 'no longer free' say 500 leading authors appalled by Snowden revelations
Sexual entitlement, entertainment and punishment among reasons men gave in ‘shocking' survey
Blocked at the UN by Russia and stripped of British backing, US President still ready to launch assault