Saudi Arabia executes 7 men found guilty of theft, looting, and armed robbery. The 7 were executed in the first-ever firing squad execution in the kingdom. Saudi Arabia has executed 23 people so far this year.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai accused the Taliban and US forces of working together on Sunday. He said Saturday's suicide bombings, which coincided with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's visit, were meant to show violence will worsen if foreign troops leave.
Christians in Pakistan demonstrated Sunday for better compensation and government intervention after dozens of Christian homes were burned. The fires were in response to a Muslim accusing a Christian man of blasphemy.
Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general of the U.N., said Saturday nuclear tests and threats of military action by North Korea should not be tolerated. He urged the country to address the malnutrition of its people.
On Saturday the chimney that signals the election of a new pope was installed on the top of the Sistine Chapel. Pope Benedict XVI's personal seal and fisherman's ring were also destroyed as the cardinals prepare for the start of the conclave Tuesday.
On Saturday, soccer fans attempted to disrupt shipping on the Suez Canal and set fire to two buildings in Cairo. The fans were protesting death sentences for 21 soccer fans involved in deadly riots last year.