The closed trial of an American-Iranian reporter for the Washington Post detained in Iran for more than 10 months began Tuesday in a court used to hear security cases, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Kim Jong-Un congratulates the scientists and technicians involved in the 'miracle' missile test, while Seoul turns to the UN sanctions committee for help.
Half the population of war-torn Yemen did not have access to clean drinking water even before escalation in fighting said the relief agency.
Australia announces the adoption of new powers to strip those suspected of hleping or being terrorists of their citizenship.
Nawal Soufi is never without her mobile phone and thousands of Syrian refugees have reason to be grateful for that.
Police in Las Vegas have launched a homicide investigation into the death of BB King, a Nevada coroner's office said on Monday, after the blues guitar legend's daughters reportedly accused his aides of poisoning him.
A tornado ripped into a town in northern Mexico on Monday, killing at least 13 people and flattening hundreds of homes in a deadly six-second blast of carnage, officials said.
Turkish Televangelist Mücahid Cihad Han claims masturbation is prohibited in Islam and leads to pregnant hands in the afterlife.
The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream.
Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in a the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, the senior police officer said on Monday.
A fire at a care home in central China left 38 people dead and six injured, officials and reports said Tuesday.
Syrian government aircraft carried out intense strikes Monday against the Islamic State group in and around the ancient city of Palmyra after its fall to the jihadists, a military source said. "The air force struck more than 160 Daesh targets, killing and wounding terrorists and destroying weapons and vehicles equipped with machineguns" on Palmyra's outskirts and elsewhere in the east of Homs province, the source said.
Rebel forces and loyalist fighters were locked in fierce fighting in Yemen Monday as hopes of a political solution faded after the United Nations postponed peace talks.
Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.
A Tunisian soldier opened fire at a military base in the capital on Monday, killing seven colleagues and wounding 10 others before being shot dead himself, according to the army which said the shooter had "family problems".