US President Barack Obama on Monday strongly defended his policy on military action in Libya, but many still believe the policy remains murky.
A series of blasts at a bullet factory in south Yemen killed at least 110 people on Monday when residents broke in to steal ammunition.
Syrian Vice-President Farouq al-Shara said on Monday that President Bashar al-Assad would announce important decisions in the next two days.
Workers at Japan's damaged nuclear plant raced to pump out contaminated water suspected of sending radioactivity levels soaring.
Japan Self Defense Force members search for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, March 28, 2011.
Mistaken radiation readings given out by the operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant were "absolutely unforgivable".
A Libyan rebel spokesman said Muammar Gadhafi's hometown of Sirte had been captured by the rebels on Monday.
With the escalation of rocket attacks along the Gaza border, Israel deployed its "Iron Dome" anti-rocket system for the first time on Sunday.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani will travel to India this week to watch a cricket match between the two South Asian countries.
Japan is likely to adjust its security policy to pay more attention to non-traditional security threats as a result of its natural disasters, said analysts.