A defense lawyer who gained access to a top-secret camp at the notorious US-run Guantanamo Bay prison has said it does not meet international standards under the Geneva Conventions.
Dozens of same-sex couples said "I do" Monday as New Zealand became the first Asia-Pacific country, and only the 14th in the world, to legalise gay marriage.
Egyptian security officials say suspected militants ambushed two police minibuses in northern Sinai Monday, killing 24 policemen.
South Korea launched a military drill Monday with the United States against a simulated North Korean invasion, even as a recent easing of tensions between Seoul and Pyongyang gathered momentum.
A report by the German mass circulation daily Bild on Monday said that al-Qaeda leaders have been plotting attacks on high-speed rail networks across Europe.
The head of Egypt's military says the army will not stand by silently in the face of violence after hundreds of people were killed during the country's recent political unrest.
Former rebel leader Michel Djotodia was sworn in as president of the Central African Republic on Sunday, five months after seizing power in the violence-wracked country.
Madagascar's electoral court has barred the incumbent president, Andry Rajoelina, and the wife of a long-standing rival from standing in the next presidential election, the court said.
United Nations' inspectors have arrived in Damascus on a mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian security forces.
The European Union says it will "urgently review" its relations with Egypt where more than 800 people have died in clashes between security forces and supporters of deposed President Mohammed Morsi.
Egypt's current Prime Minister, Hazem el-Beblawi, proposed on Saturday that the Muslim Brotherhood be dissolved. The idea is being mulled, according to a government spokesman.
Egyptian security forces have cleared supporters of the ousted president, Mohamed Morsi, from Cairo's al-Fath Mosque.
The trial of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak on charges of complicity in the deaths of protesters was adjourned on Saturday until August 25, after a brief session.
Taliban militants attacked a road construction company in Afghan western province of Herat, 640 km west of Kabul, leaving 17 people dead Saturday, officials said Saturday.
Egyptian security forces surrounded a Cairo mosque early Saturday where about 1,000 protesters are trapped inside.