Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday begins a two-day trip to France, the second leg of a first European tour aimed at bringing Egypt out of the diplomatic cold after he oversaw a crackdown that damaged Cairo's international reputation.
Muslim-majority Malaysia will soon introduce a new anti-terrorism law to counter a potential security threat from supporters of the extremist Islamic State (IS) group, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Wednesday.
A Missouri prosecutor is facing renewed scrutiny of his handling of the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white police officer- including his decision to have a grand jury decide if the officer would face charges.
New York City's legal counsel said on Tuesday that police receive more than 770 reports of domestic violence every day - a figure the head of the UN Women's agency said reflects what is happening in the world.
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha vigorously defended his position as leader on Wednesday, more than six months after he seized power in a bloodless coup, as a U.S.-based rights group said the country had fallen into an "apparently bottomless pit".
Zimbabwe Vice President Joice Mujuru has been ousted from the ruling party's powerful central committee after being accused of plotting to assassinate President Robert Mugabe, state media reported on Wednesday.
Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner appeared in public following a nearly month-long absence from illness, reigniting the offensive against hedge funds and vowing she wants a resolution to the debt crisis.