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President Barack Obama was skeptical about the agreement that called on activists in eastern Ukraine to stand down.
President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory.
Agha Jan Motasim, the Taliban's former finance minister, was taken by authorities in the United Arab Emirates a month ago.
They have strong feelings about Indian politics even after becoming American citizens and spending decades away from the country.
Millions of refugees have been created by conflicts in Sudan.
The peninsula exploded in violence when the military overthrew President Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood last summer.
Suicide bombers began firing grenades at their target next door: the headquarters of Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission.
President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on shared concern for the poor, but private discussion highlighted differences.
The president proposed to end the National Security Agency's controversial bulk collection of data about Americans' cellphone usage.