At least 28 people are dead, including an Iraqi lawmaker, and dozens more wounded in a suicide bomb attack on Baghdad's largest Sunni mosque.
The lawyer for two Americans convicted of spying in Iran has said he has lodged an appeal against their eight-year sentences and still hopes they might be pardoned.
Iran's IRNA news agency has reported that Majid Jamali Fashi was convicted of killing scientist Masoud Ali Mohammadi.
Turkey's Anatolia news agency cites President Abdullah Gul as saying the situation in Syria has "reached a level that everything is too little, too late. We lost our confidence."
U.S. officials say Al-Qaeda's number two leader, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, was killed in Pakistan's Waziristan tribal area on August 22.
Yemen's Defense Ministry has said the country's navy sank a speed boat suspected of carrying explosives as the small vessel approached a Yemeni warship.
Iranian reports say Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has ordered the release of 100 prisoners convicted of what are described as "security offenses."
Reports from the Libyan capital Tripoli say a humanitarian crisis appears to be emerging following the ouster of long-time ruler Muammar Qaddafi.
The Arab League has called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria, and urged the Syrian regime to respect the Syrian people's aspirations for political and social reforms.
As Hurricane Irene approaches the New York City area, meteorologists in the U.S. say it is still listed as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of up to 75 kilometers per hour
A U.S. official said Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was killed August 22 in Pakistan's northwestern Waziristan trial area.
U.S. authorities have ordered more than 2 million people living along the eastern coast to evacuate their homes and move farther inland to avoid a powerful hurricane.