Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili met on Monday with Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to discuss the resumption of international talks over Tehran's atomic program, a diplomatic source said.
"Jalili wanted to come to Turkey to discuss the latest developments on the Iranian nuclear issue," the source told Agence France Presse on condition of anonymity.Full Story
Some 500 Kurdish rebels have been killed over the past month by Turkish security forces, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.
"In operations held during the past month, some 500 terrorists were rendered ineffective in the (southeast) region," Erdogan said in remarks televised by NTV news channel.Full Story
About 3,000 Filipino Muslims burned U.S. and Israeli flags in a protest on Monday over an an American anti-Islam film that has sparked unrest worldwide.
The protesters in the southern city of Marawi gathered in a public square to express their anger at the movie, stamping on huge American and Israeli flags that they then set on fire.Full Story
About 50 Indonesian students trampled the American flag and threw eggs at a U.S. diplomatic mission in Indonesia on Monday to protest an anti-Islam film, an Agence France Presse reporter at the scene said.
Police outside the consulate in the city of Medan, capital of the North Sumatra province, pushed back the protesters from the Indonesian Muslim Student Action Union (KAMMI) when they tried to enter the mission.Full Story
Pakistan on Monday test-fired a nuclear-capable cruise missile with "stealth features", the military said, the country's first such exercise in more than three months.
The military described the Hatf-VII Babur missile as a "low-flying, terrain-hugging missile, which can strike targets both at land and sea with pin point accuracy" and has a range of 700 kilometers.Full Story
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta called for diplomatic efforts to resolve a worsening territorial spat between Japan and China on Monday, the day after warning disputes could draw East Asia into war.
Speaking after meetings in Tokyo with senior Japanese figures, Panetta urged "calm and restraint on all sides" in a row over disputed islands that has rapidly escalated in the last week into sometimes violent protests in China.Full Story
Hundreds of Afghans staged a violent protest in Kabul on Monday against an American film mocking the Prophet Mohammed, throwing stones at a U.S. base, torching cars and shouting "Death to America,” police said.
The demonstration erupted on Jalalabad Road, home to NATO and U.S. military bases in the eastern part of the Afghan capital, with two police cars among those set ablaze, Kabul police chief Mohammad Ayoub Salangi told Agence France Presse.Full Story
Gunmen suspected of belonging to the Boko Haram Islamist sect late Sunday shot dead at least six people who were playing ludo game in the northern Nigerian city of Bauchi, the Red Cross said.
"Gunmen attacked some people in Zango area around 7:00 pm (1800 GMT). They killed six people and seriously injured nine others who are now in hospital,” Adamu Abubakar, secretary of the Nigeria Red Cross in Bauchi state, told Agence France Presse.Full Story
Canada closed its embassies in Cairo, Tripoli and Khartoum for the day Sunday as a safety precaution for staff and the buildings, in the wake of attacks on several diplomatic premises.
"We take the safety of our personnel and our missions overseas very seriously," Foreign Ministry official Rick Roth told Agence France Presse.Full Story
A protester was shot dead Monday as rallies in Pakistan over an anti-Islam film intensified, with thousands taking to the streets, burning U.S. flags and an effigy of President Barack Obama.
About 800 people demonstrated in the northwestern town of Warai, in Upper Dir district, setting fire to a magistrate's house and the local press club before one protester was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.Full Story