A Ukrainian fighter jet has been shot down by a Russian anti-aircraft system in the east of the country, where Kiev is fighting pro-Moscow rebels, Ukraine's military said on Saturday.
A Ukrainian cargo plane with seven people on board crashed in Algeria's far south on Saturday, an Algerian transport ministry official said. Three burned bodies were found at the crash site.
The Philippine defense chief says Filipino peacekeepers in the Golan Heights have been attacked by Syrian rebels who are holding dozens of Fijian troops hostage.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters' 'genocidal agenda' after President Barack Obama admitted he had no strategy to tackle the group.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this week that calls made by Pussy Riot for Putin to be excluded from the G20 talks in Brisbane in November given the situation in Ukraine were weighing on his mind.
In April this year, eight years after a peace deal ended the civil war, Nepal’s parliament passed a bill on setting up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and a Commission of Inquiry on Disappearances.
Amid Pakistan Army's mediation efforts, protesters have stepped up pressure on the embattled government with cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri setting yet another deadline of 24 hours for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to quit.
Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in Nato, its strongest plea yet for Western military help, after accusing Russia of sending in armoured columns that have driven back its forces on behalf of pro-Moscow rebels.
Britain on Friday raised the threat level from international terrorism from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’, reflecting the developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups were reportedly planning attacks against western countries.
President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression.
An experimental Ebola drug healed all 18 monkeys infected with the deadly virus in a study, boosting hopes that the treatment might help fight the outbreak raging through West Africa - once more of it can be made.
The arrival of recreational paintball to Afghanistan may seem peculiar to outsiders, especially in a country that's known decades of war, faces constant bombings and attacks by Taliban insurgents.
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said on Friday they would comply with a request from the Kremlin and open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.
Malaysia Airlines will slash thousands of staff, trim routes, replace its CEO and could see future stake sales to outside investors under plans announced on Friday to save it from bankruptcy after two devastating disasters.
The jihadist Islamic State group has posted video of the execution of a captured Kurdish fighter, in a warning to Iraqi Kurdish leaders to end military cooperation with Washington, a monitoring group said.