An association of Jewish Americans said Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has become the world's "most virulent anti-Israeli leader" and demanded he return an award it gave him a decade ago, partly for his efforts to broker peace between Israel and Palestinians.
Pakistan has appealed to Afghan president Hamid Karzai to issue a pardon to a journalist facing a four-year jail term in Afghanistan for "contacting terrorists".
Warring parties in Syria are arbitrarily denying the delivery of humanitarian aid to millions of people in need as a tactic of war, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the United Nations Security Council.
The Supreme Court today refused to stay the execution of death sentence awarded to Nithari rapist-cum-serial killer Surinder Koli and dismissed his plea seeking review of its verdict by which it had upheld the sentence.
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today asked power department officials to purchase electricity from the national grid to meet the existing daily shortfall of 200-300 MW in the state.
Hundreds of people demonstrated in Arbil, capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region, to condemn the forced displacement of Iraqi Christians and call for their protection.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met top RSS leaders including its chief Mohan Bhagwat for talks over dinner tonight. This morning, the RSS leaders met BJP president Amit Shah to discuss names for a new team of party office-bearers and also better coordination between the BJP and Mr Modi's government.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk tendered his resignation on Thursday to parliament after upbraiding politicians for failing to pass laws on energy and on the budget to increase financing for the army.
The dusty ballot box from the disputed Afghan presidential election was supposed to contain 550 votes. When auditors cut the seal they found barely 30 votes inside.
Fifteen people were killed, including a baby, when an Israeli shell slammed into a UN-run school in the Gaza Strip sheltering Palestinians fleeing fighting between Hamas and Israel's army, medics said.
Almost 100,000 boat people have made the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe this year, a roughly 60 percent increase on the whole of last year, and about 800 have died in the attempt, the U.N. refugee agency said on Thursday.
Thousands of people rallied in Seoul on today, 100 days after South Korea's ferry disaster, to push for an independent inquiry into the tragedy that claimed around 300 lives, most of them students.
Health and agriculture development are key if African countries are to overcome poverty and grow, U.S. software billionaire Bill Gates said, as he received an honourary degree in Ethiopia.
A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis earlier today after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.
The government today ruled out any change in the July 26 deadline for former ministers and ex-MPs to vacate their bungalows, and eviction proceedings are likely to begin from Sunday.