Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A wave of car bombs and shootings killed at least 70 people in Shiite and Sunni areas of Iraq on Monday, officials said, escalating fears of a return to widespread sectarian bloodletting in the country.
A suicide bomber dressed in a police uniform killed 14 people including a prominent provincial council chief Monday in northern Afghanistan in an attack outside the council headquarters, authorities said. The Taliban insurgency quickly claimed responsibility.
Tunisia's Islamist premier, Ali Larayedh, vowed tough action against Ansar al-Sharia on Monday after bloody clashes between police and members of the radical Salafist group, hinting at a shift in government policy.
The Philippines said Monday it had signed a historic agreement with Saudi Arabia that would protect thousands of Filipina maids from being exploited in the Middle Eastern kingdom.
A lawyer for Pakistan's former military ruler says a judge has granted Pervez Musharraf bail in a case related to the murder of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
The party of former Pakistani cricket hero Imran Khan secured victory in a repeat election held in one constituency of violence-plagued Kar
At least eight people were killed and more than a dozen injured on Monday in twin car blasts outside a court building in the southern Russian city of Makhachkala in the restless region of Dagestan.
The top aide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper abruptly resigned on Sunday over his role in a mounting expenses scandal which is threatening to undermine the Conservative government.
Tornadoes ravaged portions of Oklahoma on Sunday, reducing portions of a mobile home park to rubble and killing a 79-year-old man whose body was found out in the open.
The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records “unconstitutional” and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.