The tight-lipped official response to Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's latest health crisis sparked conflicting reports and rumours. But beneath the fracas, real fears are simmering about Algeria’s political future.
A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Britain passed a major hurdle in parliament on Tuesday, despite attempts by members of Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party to block the legislation.
Keyboardist Ray Manzarek, who along with singer Jim Morrsion founded the influential rock group The Doors in 1965, died at the age of 74 at a medical clinic in Germany on Monday following a battle with cancer.
Tech giant Apple avoided paying tax on billions of dollars of profits, a report by the US Senate said on Monday. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and others from the California company have been called on to testify at a hearing on Tuesday.
Israel’s military said Tuesday that gunfire from Syria had hit a patrol on the Golan Heights, prompting troops to fire back, while the Syrian army said it destroyed an Israeli vehicle it claims had crossed the ceasefire line.
Former Guatemala dictator Efrain Rios Montt’s conviction for genocide was overturned by the country’s top court Monday. The 86-year-old was convicted earlier this month for his role in massacres of Mayans during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.
Israel has denied supplying military hardware to Syrian rebels after pro-government Syrian forces on Monday displayed an Israeli-made Jeep it says was captured during recent fighting near Syria’s border with Lebanon.
Burmese President Thein Sein became the first leader from the country to visit the White House in nearly half a century on Monday, but the historic meeting with US President Barack Obama has angered critics of Burma’s human rights record.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of northern and southern Syria and is focused on a strategic corridor linking the Mediterranean coast to Damascus. Will this accelerate the fragmentation of Syria?
At least 70 people were killed in a string of car bomb explosions targeting Shiite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, in some of the worst sectarian violence the country has seen since US forces pulled out in December 2011.
Yahoo! said on Monday that it was set to buy blogging network Tumblr for $1.1 billion, as new Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer seeks to rejuvenate the internet company’s image. The deal is expected to be finalised in the second half of the year.
The US criticised a rise in anti-Muslim sentiment in Europe and Asia on Monday after the State Department released its annual report on religious freedom, which pointed to government restrictions and violence targeting Muslims.