Some 7,000 Israelis protested the war in Gaza under the banner: "No more deaths - Israeli-Palestinian peace, now," the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza thus far.
It's evident a week after President Juan Manuel Santos won re-election with 51 percent of the vote that his government's peace negotiations with the FARC, in progress for 18 months, will be continuing.
In Okinawa's Nago City mayoral election, which centered on the plan to construct a new U.S. military base in the city, anti-base incumbent Inamine Susumu won with a wide margin.
Negotiations in Cuba between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) aimed at ending 50 years of war have continued now for a year.
The world mouns the passing of elder statemen and freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela.
"We are arriving in the country we want to change to become a country at peace, a democratic country, a tolerant country."
UN weapons inspectors, in their long-awaited report on the alleged chemical weapons attacks in the Damascus area, did not determine who perpetrated the attacks.
In a letter dated Aug. 28, 18 human rights, peace and religious organizations appealed to President Obama to reject military intervention in Syria.
"Our objective will be to achieve a final status agreement over the course of the next nine months," Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday after Israeli-Palestinian talks opened for the first time in three years.
On June 18, the interim government of Mali and the Tuareg separatists of the National Movement of Azawad signed a tentative peace deal.