A bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Houthi mosque in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Friday, wounding 13 people, a security source said, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement on Twitter.
Leading authors, including Salman Rushdie and fellow Booker prize winners Margaret Atwood and Yann Martell, called on Bangladesh's government Friday to put an end to a spate of deadly attacks on atheist bloggers.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Friday a general election will take place in the southeast Asian country in April or May 2016 - but could be delayed by three months if a referendum takes place.
Ireland goes to the polls on Friday to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.
The US National Security Agency developed plans to hack into data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung to plant spyware on smartphones, a media report said Thursday.
A London taxi driver who made bombs targeting coalition troops in the Iraq war was on Thursday convicted in a British court of murdering a US soldier eight years ago.
US President Barack Obama has described the loss of key Iraqi territory to Islamic State as a tactical setback, while insisting the war against the jihadist group is not being lost.
Two children were likely killed during an American airstrike targeting al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria last year, and two other adults were wounded, according to an investigation released by the US military.
A single pair of premium melons fetched an eye-watering 1.5 million yen ($12,400) at an auction in Japan on Friday.
An Algerian-born terror suspect wanted in the United States walked free from a Dublin court after five years behind bars and a two-year legal battle against extradition.
Two ultra-orthodox news outlets concealed the faces and bodies of female ministers in pictures of Israel's new cabinet Thursday, renewing public debate over the practice.
An African boy found hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spain has been granted temporary permission to stay so he can be reunited with his mother, officials said Thursday.
David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani American serving a life sentence for his role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks is not known to have met al Qaeda boss Osama bin Laden. Yet, an article about the criminal case against Headley from an American publication, was found among books and articles seized by Navy SEALs who killed him in May 2011.
Palmyra, the ancient Syrian city that has fallen to the Islamic State jihadist group, has withstood the last 2,000 years with its immaculate temples and colonnaded streets.
Emboldened by the May 7 electoral majority, UK Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced a slew of measures to crack down on illegal immigrants that include making it an offence for them to work, and to confiscate their earnings as “proceeds of crime”.