PHILIPPINES / MARAWI
++Running Story - 24 to 30 June 2017++ Philippine troops, backed by airstrikes, are still fighting street battles to wrest back control of four areas in Marawi - more than a month since militants seized the mosque-dotted center of the Islamic faith in the south of the predominantly Roman Catholic nation.
PORTUGAL / ECB
Sintra: European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hosts fourth annual ECB forum focusing on investment and growth in advanced economies.
UK / POLITICS
London: Parliament is expected to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's agenda, as set out in the Queen's speech on June 21.
SWITZERLAND / CYPRUS TALKS
Crans-Montana: Cyprus' rival leaders hope to achieve a breakthrough reunification agreement during talks in Switzerland, which are expected to last two weeks.
VATICAN / CARDINALS
Vatican City: Pope elevates five churchmen to cardinal's rank in a solemn ceremony. His choices, from Mali, Laos, Sweden, Spain and El Salvador, reflect his attention to faithful throughout the world, including where Catholics are a tiny minority.
RUSSIA / DEMOLITION
Moscow: Russia's upper house is due to vote on controversial demolition law to demolish Krushchev-era apartment blocks, which may lead to protests.
PORTUGAL / PROTEST
Lisbon: The main union for police officers in Portugal has called for a national protest.
VENEZUELA / PROTESTS
++Running Story - 24 to 30 June 2017++ Protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government continue.
SYRIA / FIGHTING
++Running Story - 24 to 30 June 2017++ US-backed Kurdish forces makes gains in Raqqa.
IRAQ / MOSUL
++Running Story - 24 to 30 June 2017++ The push against IS slowly continues.
QATAR / CRISIS
++Running Story - 24 to 30 June 2017++ A diplomatic dispute between Qatar and other Arab nations continues. Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and severed ties with Doha on June 5.
YEMEN / CHOLERA
++Running Story - 24 to 30 June 2017++ Monitoring for any further spike in cholera cases after series of warnings by UN, NGOs.
MIDDLE EAST / LIGHTS
Jerusalem: Old City walls washed in light patterns during the Jerusalem Light Festival.
US / TRUMP
++Running Story - 24 to 30 June 2017++ Ongoing coverage of President Donald Trump's presidency.