The Taliban on Thursday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.
France's BEA air crash investigation agency is examining the debris found washed up on the French island east of Madagascar, in coordination with Malaysian and Australian authorities, but that it was too early to draw conclusions of its linkage with MH370.
A court in Cairo will deliver its verdict on Thursday in the retrial of three al-jazeera journalists whose previous sentencing of up to ten years in jail sparked an international outcry.
At least two soldiers and three Taliban militants were killed on Thursday in an attack on a security checkpost in northwest Pakistan, officials said.
The formal confirmation of the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar came from the office of President Ashraf Ghani after a flurry of media reports, mostly citing unnamed Afghan government and intelligence officials, regarding the death of the reclusive one-eyed militant commander.
Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution on Wednesday that proposed to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing a Malaysia Airlines passenger airliner last year in eastern Ukraine.
Malaysia Airlines was operating a Boeing 777 on the ill-fated flight, which vanished without a trace in March last year while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in one of the most baffling mysteries in aviation history. The plane was carrying 239 passengers and crew.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday warned dissident members in his party he would resort to early elections if Syriza hardliners continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promises a relief to Greece's staggering debt woes.
Hillary Clinton will on Friday urge US lawmakers to lift the trade embargo against Cuba, arguing that Republican opposition to normalising ties reflects the past's "failed policies," her campaign said.
Mullah Omar is credited with beginning the movement that became known as the Taliban in 1994, when Afghanistan was being torn apart by infighting among the mujahideen groups that had driven out the Soviet Union.
French authorities are studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean to determine whether it came from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which vanished last year in one of the biggest mysteries in aviation history.
Top LeJ leader Malik Ishaq and Ghulam Rasool Shah were among the 14 sectarian militants were killed by police in Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province.
Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American hunter of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit, after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.
Secretary of State John Kerry intensified his efforts on Tuesday to beat back criticism of the Iran nuclear deal and convince US lawmakers that rejecting it would give Tehran a fast track to a weapon and unlock billions of dollars from collapsed sanctions.
The Maccabi Games, dubbed the Jewish Olympics, opened on Tuesday at the Berlin site of the 1936 "Nazi Games" in what one community leader has called "a triumph of good over evil".