Clashes between Islamist rebels and UN peacekeepers renewed near Israel-Syria border after 44 Fijian UN peacekeepers were captured on Wednesday.
Lithuanian president says Russia is effectively at war with Europe, calls on Europe to arm Kiev.
For now, writes an Israeli reservist, the well-brought-up Zionist young people continue to show up dutifully for reserve duty. But they are also filled with despair.
In Singapore, Yehuda draws parallels between bacteria and Facebook.