The European Union began a new aid program for Somalia Saturday. The goal is to restore a central government, improve the legal system, education, and security in a country that recently saw an end to more than two decades of conflict.
A Taliban suicide bomber blew himself up near a gas station in northwest Pakistan. The blast killed five bystanders, including the head of the local anti-Taliban militia.
Many were worried that Karzai might delay elections to remain in power and so welcomed the move to set a firm date.
A suicide bomber rammed an SUV loaded with explosives into a Catholic church holding Mass on Sunday in northern Nigeria, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 100 others.
Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old activist shot by the Taliban, has been flown from Pakistan to the United Kingdom for specialized medical care.
The Pakistani military blocked a convoy of Pakistanis and a small contingent of US anti-war activists from entering South Waziristan on Sunday to protest American drone strikes.
After a heavy weekend of violence, a suicide bomber wearing a police uniform attacked NATO and Afghan forces, killing at least 14 on Monday in the southeastern town of Khost.
The attacks across Iraq appeared coordinated and included car bombings, a favored tactic of Al Qaeda in Iraq.
State-run media and witnesses report that two explosions targeting the army headquarters in Damascus. Rebels and the army have differing reports on the number of people killed.
Militant group Hizb-e-Islami claimed Tuesday's suicide bombing in Kabul that killed 12 civilians. The group had been more discriminating in targets, and more engaged in peace talks.