Afghan President Ashraf Ghani nominated a female judge to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives.
In an alarming revelation, South Sudan's army SPLA raped and then torched girls alive inside their homes in the conflict-ridden state during a recent campaign notable for its "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said on Tuesday.
An Indonesian military transport plane exploded into a ball of flames damaging several buildings nearby, as it crashed shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island.
A year after the most destructive war in Gaza yet, Hamas remains in control - despite signs of mounting frustration and a poll indicating half the residents would emigrate if borders were open.
The Pentagon on Monday said that Islamic State continues to remain as a potent force, a year after it declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq and Syria, inspite of facing pressure from the US led coalition.
A car bomb killed Egypt's chief prosecutor on Monday in the country's first assassination of a senior official in 25 years, marking what could be an escalation in a campaign by Islamic militants toward targeting leaders of a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.
Pakistan has called its envoy to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi to Islamabad for consultations about raising the issue of India’s “interference” in the country’s affairs at the world body.
In what can be seen as a step to firm up the energy cooperation with Moscow, which is reeling under US and EU sanctions over Ukraine crisis, China has begun the construction of the 3,968-km long gas pipeline which will pump 38 billion cubic meters of natural
The European Commission made a last-minute offer to try to persuade Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to accept a bailout deal he has rejected before a referendum on Sunday which EU partners say will be a choice of whether to stay in the euro.
At least 28 people, including eight women, were killed in an attack against the residence of two leaders of the Shiite Huthi rebels in Sanaa on Monday night, a Yemeni medical source said.
A solar-powered aircraft on a round-the-world flight was high above the Pacific Ocean on Tuesday, over a quarter of the way to Hawaii after departing from Japan, the mission's website stated. The Solar Impulse 2 past the "point of no return" once it left for Hawaii on Sunday.
An explosion shook buildings in the tightly-guarded diplomatic quarter of the Afghan capital, Kabul, in the early afternoon on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said.
As the June 30 nuclear deal deadline draws to a close, the United States, other world powers and Iran are back in talks, and this round might just be the deciding one.
Egypt has cancelled celebrations marking the second anniversary of the June 30 revolution which ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, as the country mourns the killing of prosecutor general Hisham Barakat.
The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first of such an execution of women in Syria, the founder of a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday.