U.S. police say the Capitol in Washington was locked down as a precaution after shots were fired nearby on April 11.
Afghan police say government forces have killed 27 Taliban fighters during "intense fighting" that lasted nearly 24 hours in the northeastern province of Badakhshan.
Iran has denied reports claiming that two Iranian military advisers were captured by local militiamen in Yemen's southern city of Aden on April 10.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on April 11 the U.S. aircraft, an RC-135, was approaching the Russian border with its transponder switched off before it was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 fighter jet.
An Egyptian court has sentenced Muhammad Badie, the leader of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, and 13 other senior members of the group to death for inciting chaos and violence.
A report says hundreds of Iranians are protesting in Tehran against Saudi Arabia over the alleged abuse of two Iranian pilgrims at a Saudi airport.
Officials in Pakistan say gunmen attacked a dam construction site in southwestern Balochistan Province, killing at least 20 workers and wounding three others.
Talks between some of the opposition and the Syrian government have ended in Moscow with each side blaming the other for a lack of progress.
U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro shook hands at the Summit of the Americas in Panama on April 10.
The United States has criticized Iran's record on women's rights at a United Nations body.
The Russian ruble rose in trading on April 10, reaching a high point for 2015.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has responded angrily to legislation passed in Ukraine on April 9 that bans the use of Soviet-era symbols and could require the removal or demolition of all monuments from Ukraine's Soviet past.