Afghan President Hamid Karzai has decided to suspend talks on a security pact with the US, accusing Washington of mixed messages regarding peace talks with the Taliban.
The Defence Forces has confirmed that four Irish soldiers are unharmed following a terrorist attack on a United Nations compound in Somalia.
Four US forces have been killed in an attack on Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, a US official said tonight, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Two suicide bombers have targeted a Shia mosque in Baghdad, killing 29 people and wounding 55 more.
The death toll in Syria reached at least 93,000 at the end of April, the United Nations human rights office has said.
The Syrian government has dismissed as "full of lies" claims from the United States that it used chemical weapons.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has issued a final warning to protesters occupying a park in central Istanbul.
Syrian rebels have battled Shias in a village in the country's east, killing over 60 people including civilians.
At least 14 people have been killed in a bomb attack in the Syrian capital, Damascus.
South Korea has said planned talks with North Korea, which were due to take place tomorrow, have been scrapped.
North and South Korea have agreed to hold senior-level talks in Seoul in an attempt to ease heightened tension between the two nations.
Seven Taliban insurgents, including suicide bombers, have attacked the main airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is to meet leaders of the Gezi Park platform, the group whose protests against the destruction of an Istanbul park have spiralled into a wave of anti-government protests that have rocked Turkey.
Car bombs and a suicide attack in two Iraqi towns north of Baghdad have left at least 21 people dead.
The US could make a decision as early as this week on whether to arm Syrian rebels, a US official said this afternoon.
Three US soldiers were killed in Afghanistan when a man in an Afghan army uniform turned his weapon on them in the eastern province of Paktika.
French President Francois Hollande has demanded the immediate release of two French journalists missing in Syria.
The European Union is to provide a further €400m of aid in an attempt to ease the humanitarian crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries.
Thousands of anti-government protesters have gathered in the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul as the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan returns from a tour of North Africa.
The Syrian army has regained control of the strategic town of Qusair on the border with Lebanon, Syrian state television said this morning.