South African government accused of preferring to spend money destroying books rather than educating children.
Militants from Afghanistan crossed into Pakistan and killed 13 Pakistani troops, beheading seven of them.
Gunmen believed to be with Chad's Popular Front for Recovery blamed for armed assault on French-owned nuclear site.
Russian president in Israel in a visit to boost Moscow's influence in the Middle East
Tensions continue to rise in northern Mali as residents of Islamist-controlled areas in and around Timbuktu hit back against newly imposed Sharia law.
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir dismisses growing unrest in country over austerity measures introduced to deal with severe economic crisis.
Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Mursi: I will be president for all.
Aung San Suu Kyi's warm welcome in the UK after years of painful separation was a missed opportunity.
Hunt on for two Turkish crewmen but contradictory reports emerge of what brought down F-4 plane.
25 villagers kidnapped from Daret Azzeh, slaughtered and mutilated, claims official broadcaster.
Police crackdown on continuing protests over austerity measures and corruption escalate anger of ordinary Sudanese.
Reports that Britain and US have offered Syria's President Bashar al-Assad clemency if he gives up power begs the question: where would he go?
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accuses Israel and the West of sabotage after nuclear talks in Moscow stall.
Four former officers sentenced to life imprisonment and fifth officer gets 15 years for death by torture of suspect in church bombing case.
Toulouse gunman who claimed links to al-Qaeda had history of mental health problems, with little interest in religion or politics, say family.
Indonesian military plane crashes into homes on military base minutes after takeoff.
Three days of Hamas rocket attacks and Israeli air strikes could end if Israel accepts truce, says Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
Armed man who claimed to be with al-Qaeda arrested after hostage standoff with police.
Schoolboy claims he was picked up by Bahrain security forces while playing in street with friend and forced into confession.
Two hostages still held in CIC bank after armed man demanded cash from bank staff.
Nigeria: Boko Haram Kill 40 in New Wave of Attacks Amid Anger at President Goodluck Jonathan's Trip to Brazil
The Islamist militants Boko Haram unleash wave of attacks in cxity of Damaturu amid mounting criticisism of President Goodluck Jonathan trip to Brazil for a UN conference.
Pakistan claims arrest of French man accused of being al-Qaeda militant but stories emerge that he was killed in US drone strike in 2010.
Four people held hostage in bank in southwestern city of Toulouse by man claiming to be al-Qaeda operative.
Ivoirian leader will work with Israel on repatriation of Côte D'Ivoire nationals who entered the country illegally.
MV Alaed loses insurance over Bashar al-Assad arms cargo and is forced to turn around off coast of Scotland.
Aung San Suu Kyi, who spent 15 years of the last 24 years under house arrest in Myanmar, returns to hero's welcome in UK.
Korean Air removes offensive ad from website promoting direct flight service from Seoul to Nairobi.
Two surviving defendants have seven days to appeal against sentence for crime that sparked wave of sectarian violence in Rakhine state.
Israel kicks out more than 120 South Sudanese in first stage of process that could see thousands of unauthorised African migrants forced out.
Controversial president Ahmadinejad will step down at end of second term in office in 2013.