Israel has been a close ally of Kenya since 2002 when militants bombed an Israeli-owned luxury hotel in Mombasa, killing 13 people, and fired two missiles at an Israeli airliner as it took off, narrowly missing the aircraft.
The attack on a shopping mall in Kenya prompted US Republican lawmakers Sunday to say that the attack showed Al Qaeda is growing in size and strength, belying the Obama administration's claims that it has grown weaker.
In the US-Russia brokered deal to manage Syria's chemical weapons, the UN security council remains divided on whether a resolution should include the threat of military force. On Sunday, a mortar shell struck the Russian embassy in Damascus injuring three.
Hundreds of South Koreans, mostly in their 70s or older, had planned to visit North Korea's Diamond Mountain to reunite with relatives separated since the Korean War. North Korea indefinitely postponed the reunions Saturday.
A wing of the Taliban is claiming credit for an attack on All Saints Church, a historic church in Pakistan. Suicide bombers detonated their devices as worshipers were gathering outside the church for a free meal, killing 75 and wounding 110.
A West Bank Palestinian lured an Israeli soldier, who worked part-time at the same restaurant, into a cab. The Palestinian confessed to killing the Israeli. He had intended to trade the Israeli for a Palestinian brother in prison in Israel.
An upscale mall in Nairobi, Kenya, was attacked Saturday. Grenades were thrown and gunfire continues, say police. At least 22 people are dead, says a Red Cross official. Muslims were told to leave before the attack began.
Saudi princess faces no charges: A Saudi princess living in Irvine, Calif. was falsely accused of holding a Kenyan servant against her will. But prosecutors say there was no evidence to corroborate human trafficking.
During a speech in Mali, Francois Hollande declared victory in the war against Islamic extremists in the country, while promising to keep French troops on the ground as long as an extremist threat exists.
In Ann Curry's NBC News television interview in Tehran this week, Iran's President Rouhani said that a 'commission for citizens' rights' will be established 'in the near future.' He said the viewpoint of the government on censorship issues should be based 'on our morals.'
Kerdasa raid: Egyptian security forces turned to Kerdasa, with a large force of troops and policemen encircling the town near the Giza Pyramids, famed among tourists, aiming to drive out Islamist militants who held sway there for over a month.