Kurdish forces in northern Syria say they have full control of a border town believed to be a path in from Turkey for Islamic State (IS) fighters and supplies.
Pakistan says its troops crossed the border into Afghanistan Tuesday to rescue a severely wounded Afghan soldier.
An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence of former president Mohamed Morsi.
Kurdish militias are moving closer to a Syrian town near the border with Turkey.
The president of Sudan flew home from South Africa Monday, ignoring a court order to remain in the country.
The president of Georgia declared Monday a day of national mourning for victims of flooding in the capital, Tbilisi.
Central Asia has increasingly become a source of foreign fighters for militants operating in the Middle East, especially the self-declared Islamic State.
Chinese state media say former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison after a secret trial.
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations has urged the Ukrainian people to move from demanding change to helping to create it.
A suicide attacker exploded a bomb Wednesday near the ancient Karnak temple in southern Egypt.