UN chief hails China's peacekeeping efforts Ban said China has provided more peacekeepers than all the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Iran's Guardian Council approves presidential election result Hassan Rouhani won the election by taking nearly 51% of votes. Since he won more than half, that eliminated the need for a runoff.
Friends of Syria to meet in Doha on June 22: French official Assad's forces aim to retake Aleppo, where they have been mired in a bloody stalemate with rebels for nearly a year.
FBI head admits use of drones for surveillance in U.S. The use of such drones is politically charged and civil-rights advocates say there are no clear privacy rules governing their use.