A security guard opened fire in an Afghanistan hospital, killing three foreign doctors and wounding two others.
French base jumpers have set a new record after jumping off the world's tallest building.
Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs.
The US has indications of the use of a toxic chemical, probably chlorine, in Syria this month.
US troops in Afghanistan may drop below 10,000 following a surprisingly trouble-free election.
Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by US drone strikes, have hit al Qaeda militants for a second straight day, killing 55 militants.
A Saudi Arabian court has sentenced five men to death for their involvement in a suicide attack.
Air strikes in southern Yemen killed about 30 suspected al Qaeda members, local tribal sources said.
Former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah is leading the race to become Afghanistan's next president.
Iran says it has completed watering down and converting over 200kgs of enriched uranium.
Leader of al Qaeda wing in Yemen vows to "remove the cross, (and) the bearer of the cross, America''.
Al Qaeda-linked Kiwi killed in Yemen was being watched by intelligence agencies, PM says.
The bodies of the young men in the photographs are emaciated, their bones protruding.
Israel's drive to export its new-found natural gas could help to rebuild strained ties with old regional allies
Slain photojournalist loved to capture calm when there was chaos all around her.
A papyrus that quoted Jesus as talking about having a wife is not a modern fake, scientists say.
The government blamed the attack on "terrorists," its usual description of the rebels.
Israel's Defense Ministry says it has launched a new observation satellite into orbit.
Israel's plans for new apartments in East Jerusalem was the turning point, US Secretary of State says.
Mortar shells exploded near the Damascus Opera House, killing two, as rebels intensified their shelling of the Syrian capital.