Germany's center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party's recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the "torturer of Tehran," who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday.
Philip Issa, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 21st - 5:05pm
Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.
Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government entered their second week in the capital.
Saudi state media is reporting that security forces responded to a small drone flying over a neighborhood in the kingdom's capital after online videos circulated purporting to show the area ringing with small-arms fire.
Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 21st - 2:27pm
Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday, this time against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.
A Holocaust survivor told people at a counter-rally held Saturday in a Polish city where far-right groups marched a week earlier that Poland's leaders tolerate organizations with Nazi-inspired ideologies.
The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June.
Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press | Posted
Apr 21st - 12:32pm
Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the "only culprits" in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the European Union and a top United Nations official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including the killing of a 14-year-old boy.