The Ukrainian lawmakers gave initial approval to consitutional changes granting more autonomy to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, following which clashes erupted and a blast was also heard outside parliament in Kiev on Monday. But the cause of the blast was not immediately known
The Islamic State group suspended four Iraqi Shiite fighters with chains and burned them alive, according to footage posted online, the latest gruesome execution video from the extremist group.
Islamic State militants may have detonated a bomb among the ancient ruins in Syria's Palmyra on Sunday but the site's famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria's antiquities chief said.
The Taliban on Monday admitted covering up longtime leader Mullah Omar's death for more than two years, saying he died in 2013 as was first claimed by the Afghan intelligence.
Pakistan will not resume dialogue with India unless all bilateral issues are on the agenda, Prime Minister's adviser on national security and foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz said on Monday.
US President Barack Obama on Monday embarked upon his three-day tour to Alaska, becoming the first sitting president to step foot in the Arctic Circle, where shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await him.
The Islamic State has released a video that heavily borrows footage from Hollywood war movies and introduces its newly minted currency: the gold dinar.
The mayor of a remote town in western Iraq which was recently captured by Islamic State said on Monday that 200 residents have been detained by the extremist group at an unknown location in the aftermath of several clashes.
Austria has tightened controls on motorways near the Hungarian border, where an abandoned lorry was found last week containing 71 dead migrants, four of them children.
As a reward for apprehending a man who has been charged in connection with the killing of nearly 20 people in a deadly bomb blast in Bangkok, Thailand's police chief announced on Monday he was handing his own officers a prize of $84,000.
Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election, starting in October, the election commission said on Sunday.
The Afghan Taliban have published a biography of their new leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour as hundreds of insurgents meet to resolve a dispute over his appointment following the death of figurehead Mullah Mohammad Omar.
The Hotel Okura, which hosted US presidents, movie stars and other celebrities, is closing it's doors more than a half century after it heralded Japan's post-war coming out party to make way for a pair of glass towers ahead of the 2020 Olympics.
Shah Faisal, son of a samosa vendor in Pakistan, has secured the top position in Class 12 examination, a media report said on Monday.
For the first time in Pakistan's history, a university has awarded an MPhil degree in Hindi. Military-run National University of Modern Languages (NUML) here has become the first Pakistani university to award the degree.