Rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas have agreed to implement a key reconciliation deal.
22 women joining the elite force marks the fall of another gender barrier in Palestine.
Five people were reportedly killed when mortar shells hit a parliament building in Damascus,
Abdullah’s closest competitor, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai received 33.2 per cent of the vote.
Tensions at the site run high during Jewish holidays when Palestinians oppose having Jews try to pray on the compound.
The attack in Abuja underscored the serious threat the Islamists pose to Africa’s most populous country and top economy.
A Syrian government official also confirmed the bombing but could not immediately confirm the death toll.
Online, the clash among jihadists has seen criticism of Zawahiri from around the Islamic world, though others have defended the Al-Qaeda chief.
Karakoy, Balat and Kuzguncuk reveal city’s multilayered history, and the lifestyles.
Officials say suspected Islamic militants killed 20 people including a traditional ruler in northeast Nigeria.
A baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria’s capital is to be reunited with her critically wounded mother.
The WHO says an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people.
Despite a bomb attack on the city’s outskirts on Monday, Nigeria will go ahead with the hosting of a World Economic Forum on Africa in its capital Abuja next month.
Suspicion fell on Boko Haram, though there was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Islamist group mainly active in the northeast.
Turkey denies Armenian killings a century ago was genocide, says Senate resolution may harm US-Turkey ties.
Israel says Abbas’s move is a clear breach of promises made by the Palestinians when peace talks were relaunched in July.
Three northeastern states covering one-sixth of the country have been under a military state of emergency since May 2013.
The election would go into a second round if there is no clear winner.
Police officials said the deadliest attack took place when attackers sprayed with bullets a group of troops manning a checkpoint early morning.
The Libyan government is preparing to prosecute al-Saadi for his role in suppressing uprising against Gaddafi’s rule.
Turkey blocked YouTube as a precaution after voice recordings of senior officials in military operation created a national issue.
Egypt’s judiciary is full of Islamists opponents and that’s why they are harsh verdicts against the Muslim Brotherhood.
According to a report by UNESCO, Syria is the most dangerous place to work for journalists.
United Nations, which is advising Afghan election officials, has told staff to exercise caution and only authorise essential programmes.
Al-Jazeera is accused of broadcasting edited footage to exaggerate unrest in Egypt, journalists face trial in Cairo.
Those convicted are part of a group of 545 defendants on trial for the killing of a police officer and attempted killing of two others.
America will provide two-thirds of their troops and additional forces to Afghanistan to conduct counter-terrorism operations.
“Syria is now the biggest humanitarian and peace and security crisis facing the world,” said U.N chief Ban Ki-moon.
Turkish air defences targeted a Syrian fighter bomber as it struck areas of the northern province of Latakia
Morsi is himself currently on trial in three different cases, including one for inciting the killing of protesters.