Ukraine's political and economic landscape is stuck between old Soviet masters in Russia and the democratising ideals offered by the EU.
When you consider the diplomatic mountain the US and Iran have already scaled, you get a daunting sense of the challenge ahead.
The deal between Iran and world powers looks like a breakthrough, but with six months of wrangling over details ahead, it could still fail.
Amateur craftsmen are making prosthetic limbs for injured Syrians from mannequins, scrap metal and other parts.
As 30 Greenpeace activists are held in Russia facing piracy charges, masked men have broken into the group's offices in the country.
If the detention of 28 Greenpeace activists is causing embarrassment in Russia, its famously steely foreign minister is not letting on.
A Syrian doctor's video diary reveals the makeshift medical centre struggling to save lives in under siege Homs.
So far President Obama has watched from the sidelines. Is he ready to engage; to use his own authority, even if that risks failure?
The Muslim Brotherhood tells ITV News they are against violence but will "pay the price of their blood" to restore their ousted president.
The child soldiers of Syria say that 'amid so much killing there is no room to fear death.'