Indonesian former general Prabowo Subianto has withdrawn his presidential candidacy after denouncing the election process undemocratic.
Two men and a woman have been arrested in a dawn raid in southern France on suspicion of recruiting fighters for Syria and planning attacks at home, police say.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon and US Secretary of State John Kerry are in Cairo in a bid to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas after weeks of fighting which has left over 570 Palestinians dead.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.
Extreme weather caused by Typhoon Rammasun has killed 27 people in Vietnam, with the storm unleashing flash floods, landslides and lightning strikes.
22 July 2014, 17:29
More than 30 financial institutions in six countries have been defrauded by sophisticated criminal software that convinces bank customers to install rogue smartphone programs.
22 July 2014, 15:20
A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 has arrived in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine.
22 July 2014, 14:04
The United States warned Americans against traveling to Israel and the Gaza Strip, urging them to postpone any visits amid the current conflict.
22 July 2014, 12:31
US President Barack Obama has signed an executive order outlawing federal employment discrimination based on gender identity and strengthening other LGBT protections.
22 July 2014, 11:07
Australia's consumer watchdog has warned people to be wary of scams seeking to take advantage of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy, saying false Facebook profiles had already been set up.
22 July 2014, 09:33
Israel has bombed five mosques, a sports stadium and the home of the late Hamas military chief across the Gaza Strip, a Gaza police official says.
22 July 2014, 07:49
South Korean police believe they have found the body of a fugitive businessman who owned the Sewol ferry that sank in April killing hundreds.
21 July 2014, 22:42
US President Barack Obama signed an executive order Monday outlawing federal employment discrimination based on gender identity and strengthening other LGBT protections.
21 July 2014, 21:44
US Secretary of State John Kerry, caught on an open microphone, has been overheard making what seemed to be a sarcastic remark about Israel's insistence it is doing its utmost to avoid civilian casualties.
21 July 2014, 20:46
France's interior minister has slammed "intolerable" acts of anti-Semitism after a rally against Israel's Gaza offensive descended into violence pitting pro-Palestinian crowds against Jewish businesses.
21 July 2014, 19:44
Indian police beat back angry protesters who attempted to storm the premises of a top Bangalore school where a six-year-old girl was allegedly raped, an officer said Monday.
21 July 2014, 18:42
A typhoon that barrelled into northern Vietnam has killed at least 11 people and left several missing, state media says, while in China the death toll rose to 26.
21 July 2014, 17:46
The rate of HIV diagnoses in the US has dropped more than 30% over the past decade, but is on the rise among certain gay men, researchers say.
21 July 2014, 16:46
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says that the persecution of Iraqi Christians who have been driven from their homes in Mosul by Islamic State militants could constitute a crime against humanity.
21 July 2014, 15:45
A French rally against the deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza once again descended into chaos as protesters looted shops and riot police lobbed tear gas and rubber bullets into the crowds.
21 July 2014, 14:20
Relatives of Dutch victims killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are meeting with their king, queen and prime minister amid growing anger at the treatment of their loved ones' bodies.
21 July 2014, 13:09
Ukrainian army tanks are reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels' hold on the eastern city of Donetsk in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since flight MH17 was shot down.
21 July 2014, 11:57
Authorities and family members say two Americans who were soldiers with the Israel Defence Force have been killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
21 July 2014, 10:44
The armed wing of the Palestinian Hamas group has claimed that it had kidnapped an Israeli soldier, prompting celebrations in the streets of Gaza City.
21 July 2014, 09:14
Rebels have piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777.