"The Central African Republic's troubles are taking a turn for the worse."
"The biggest challenge to the effort is choosing the parties to the negotiation. The Taliban have so far completely sidelined the Afghan government and have indicated that they only want to talk with the United States."
"These numbers are still less than half of what is needed for an effective famine response. There is over a billion dollars in unmet need. That is an awful lot of lives being lost."
"Reports that Taliban leaders are prepared to drop their opposition to girls' education should be treated with very heavy skepticism."
"North Korea fired 200 rounds of artillery at an inhabited South Korean island called Yeonpyeong. South Korea responded with a fighter jet deployment and 80 rounds of artillery."
"The World Health Organization seems to be seizing on the spotlight by renewing a call to allow for the unimpeded access into Gaza of medical supplies and technical know-how."