Pope Francis will visit US President Barack Obama at the White House on September 23, the White House said on Thursday in a statement on the meeting, scheduled as part of the pontiff's first visit to the United States.
The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, which crashed into the Alps en route from Barcelona to Dusseldorf on Tuesday, has been identified as Andreas Lubitz, a German who grew up in the Rhineland town of Montabaur.
At least 18 people were killed on Thursday as supporters of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi clashed with Shiite rebels advancing on Aden, where the internationally backed leader has sought refuge, a local official said.
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani would travel to India next month, a top Afghan leader said today, noting that the maiden trip would provide an opportunity to address India's concerns regarding the country's recent interaction with Pakistan.
France has bombed Islamic State positions in the Tikrit area of Iraq for the first time since the start of the international offensive against the jihadist militia, French military officials said today.
The chief Marseille prosecutor handling the investigation into the crash of a Germanwings jetliner said on Thursday that evidence from the cockpit voice recorder indicated that the co-pilot had deliberately locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into its fatal descent.