Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger accused of posting "erroneous and slanderous" information about the communist government, the third blogger to be locked in the past month in an intensifying crackdown against dissent.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the international community on Sunday against easing sanctions on Iran following the election of a reformist-backed President, as the country’s nuclear efforts remain firmly in the hands of Iran’s extremist ruling clerics.
The election of moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani as Iran president signals a return of hope and reforms and that the people desire a policy of moderation over extremism, newspapers said today.
Extremist fighters claiming to be from an al Qaeda-linked group have blown up a Shiite religious building in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, a watchdog said on Sunday.
Violence has spiked in Iraq, with death toll rising to levels not seen since 2008.
A 24-year-old Indian man has been arrested in Dubai after he surrendered to the police in connection with the murder of his wife.
North Korea has proposed high-level talks with the US aimed at discussing nuclear weapons programmes and easing of tension on the peninsula, state media said today.
Hundreds of protesters staged a rally in rain-hit Hong Kong on Saturday to urge the city's government not to extradite former spy Edward Snowden and slam the US for its surveillance programmes.
Clashes between Libyan elite forces and gunmen Saturday killed five soldiers in Benghazi, the army said, in the latest bout of unrest as the government struggles to control rebels from the 2011 uprising.
Moderate cleric Hassan Rowhani won Iran's presidential election today, the interior ministry said, scoring a surprising landslide victory over conservative hardliners without the need of a second round run-off.
Iranian voters turned out in larger numbers on Friday to choose a new president despite a limited choice of one relative moderate and three main hardline conservatives, with long queues forming outside polling stations.
The US on Thursday said it was stepping up direct military assistance to Syrian rebels as it was convinced the Assad regime had used chemical weapons against its people. Yashwant Raj reports.
The British government has issued an alert to airlines around the world, urging them not to allow former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden to board flights to the United Kingdom.
Iranians were voting Friday to choose a new president in an election the reformists hope their sole candidate will win in the face of divided conservative ranks, four years after the disputed re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Kuwait now stands at a political crossroads ahead of a crucial court ruling on Sunday on a controversial electoral law, with the decision affecting the future of democracy itself in the oil-rich state.