The minaret of a landmark 12th-century mosque in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo has been destroyed.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has urged Egypt's Islamist-led government to press ahead with reforms.
The Swiss government plans to limit immigration from all European Union countries starting next month.
U.S. officials have met with the parents of suspected Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.
An unmanned Russian spaceship carrying 2.5 tons of cargo has failed to deploy a key antenna that helps it dock with the International Space Station.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says talks between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and senior Pakistani officials he hosted in Brussels were productive.
There has been fresh fighting between Iraqi security forces and insurgents, one day after clashes between troops and protesters in the northern town of Hawija left at least 23 people dead.
The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has hit Afghanistan, near the Pakistani border.
Russia's North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia has approved a draft bill in the first reading that would eliminate direct elections for the republic's leader.
Journalists at Ukraine's TVi, a commercial television channel known for its investigative journalism, are on strike as the company undergoes an ownership dispute and top management reshuffle.
Hundreds of supporters of the opposition El Unu (People's Voice) movement have held a demonstration in Bishkek to demand the nationalization of Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor gold mine.
Authorities in Almaty -- Kazakhstan’s largest city -- have confiscated the first issue of a new newspaper focusing on the country's political opposition.