Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who has been in custody for nine months in Tehran, is to appear in court next week.
Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has ordered an inquiry into a U.S. media report alleging that a Karachi-based company is earning tens of millions of dollars a year by selling fake academic degrees online.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says he has told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov that Moscow must end its support for the separatists in eastern Ukraine.
An Afghan court has sentenced 11 police officers to one year in prison for failing to prevent the mob killing of a woman in Kabul.
A wealthy Russian businessman who died in Britain more than two years ago may have been poisoned using extracts from a deadly plant, a pre-inquest hearing has been told.
U.S. President Barack Obama sent his first tweet from his own account on Twitter on May 18, quickly amassing 1 million followers in five hours in what appeared to be record time.
Russia faces punishment from the International Ice Hockey Federation because its players left the ice before the victorious Canadian team's anthem was played after the world championship.
Two top American diplomats were in Moscow on May 18 for top-level talks for the first time in months on two crises bedeviling global affairs -- Ukraine and Syria.
Thousands of Shi'ite militia fighters have arrived at a military base near Ramadi in preparation for what they say will be a counteroffensive to retake the western Iraqi city seized by Islamic State (IS) militants on May 17.
Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski told tens of thousands of supporters gathered in Skopje on May 18 that he will not leave office or otherwise surrender to the opposition
The Washington, D.C.-based National Press Club has announced that it will honor Azerbaijani reporter Khadija Ismayilova with a press freedom award in July.
The intelligence agencies of Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to cooperate with each other in their fight against Islamist militants, apparently ending years of hostile relations between the two organizations.