Malik Ishaq, the chief of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) who had been detained for the last three years under a public security order for making "provocative" speeches, was released today after the Pakistan government did not seek extension in his detention.
Authorities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent revenge attack on the army-run school here months before a Taliban-sponsored carnage claimed 148 lives, mostly that of children.
An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a US accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking UN Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time.
French officials called for vigilance but warned against jumping to conclusions today after a pair of weekend attacks - one in which a driver ran down 13 bystanders, and another in which a recent convert to Islam knifed police officers.
Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi won Tunisia's first free Presidential election, beating rival and incumbent Moncef Marzouki with 55.68 per cent of the vote against 44.32 per cent, official results showed today.
Afghan security forces have launched an operation against militants in an eastern province seen as a rear base for the Pakistani Taliban which carried out a school massacre last week, officials said today.
A new start-up known as Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is planning to develop a supertube that would take take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes flat at a speed of 760 miles per hour.