A car bomb targeting security forces in a market area in northwest Pakistan on Monday killed 11 people and wounded more than 40, officials said.
An explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a convoy of security forces in a market in Parachinar town of Kurram tribal district, senior administration official Sahibzada Mohammad Anis told AFP.Full Story
Forty-four people, many of them journalists, went on trial in Turkey on Monday for alleged links to outlawed Kurdish rebels, the third trial in a wave of legal action targeting the group.
The suspects are accused of links with the Union of Kurdistan Communities (KCK), an organization deemed by the authorities as the urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).Full Story
Tribesmen attacked a village in southeastern Kenya Monday, torching homes and sparking clashes that killed 38, in the latest round of tit-for-tat ethnic violence to plague the area, officials said.
The vendetta between the Pokomo farming community and their Orma pastoralist neighbors already left 52 dead last month in Kenya's worst tribal killings in years.Full Story
Japan's financial services minister was found dead at his home on Monday in what police believe was a possible suicide, media said.
Tadahiro Matsushita, 73, who was also the state minister in charge of postal reform for Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, was found collapsed at his house in Tokyo and confirmed dead at hospital shortly afterwards, public broadcaster NHK said.Full Story
Flooding across Nigeria has killed 137 people and displaced more than 35,000 since July, the Red Cross said Monday, warning that latest forecasts suggest the damage could still worsen.
The states affected range from Lagos in the southwest to Adamawa in the northeast, where at least 30 people died following the release of water from a dam in Cameroon that caused Nigeria's River Benue to overflow.Full Story
At least 78 people died and dozens were injured as torrential rains and flash floods wreaked havoc in Pakistan over the past three days, a government spokesman said Monday.
Heavy monsoon rains which began falling last week destroyed more than 1,600 houses while damaging a further 5,000, Irshad Bhatti, a spokesman for the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) told Agence France Presse.Full Story
Western countries will seek to turn the screw further on Iran at a meeting of U.N. atomic agency board of governors from Monday following the watchdog's latest damning report on Tehran's nuclear programme.
With EU foreign ministers talking Saturday in Cyprus about more sanctions, Britain, France and Germany were leading the charge for a clear signal from the International Atomic Energy Agency gathering, diplomats said.Full Story
Afghanistan said Monday it had taken control of a controversial prison set up by U.S troops, but is yet to iron out disagreements over the fate of hundreds of inmates.
A move hailed by Kabul as a victory for sovereignty, analysts say it is largely symbolic as NATO prepares to leave Afghanistan after more than a decade fighting the Taliban, leaving Afghan security personnel in charge in late 2014.Full Story
Japan will nationalise a group of islands at the centre of a territorial dispute with China, the government said Monday, as Tokyo tries both to appease nationalists and keep Beijing onside.
In a deal reported to be worth 2.05 billion yen ($26 million) Premier Yoshihiko Noda's administration agreed to buy three islands it already administers, which China claims as its own.Full Story
The Taliban said Monday it was determined to kill Britain's Prince Harry, serving in Afghanistan four years after his previous deployment was cut short over security concerns.
A militia spokesman said the group had a "high-value plan" to attack the third in line to the British throne in southern province Helmand, one of the toughest battlefields in the 10-year war.Full Story