The United Nations says 43 peacekeepers from its force monitoring the buffer zone between Israel and Syria in the Golan heights have been detained by militants fighting the Syrian army. A UN spokesperson said that another 81 troops were being restricted to their positions.
West African health ministers meeting in Ghana have agreed that travel restrictions should be lifted on countries affected by the deadly Ebola outbreak. The ministers were reacting to advice from the World Health Organisation. It says the restrictions create food and supply shortages and harm efforts to contain the virus. It recommends that countries affected by Ebola should conduct exit screening.