Muslim nations pledged to contribute $350 million to support famine- hit Somalia, where some 3.2 million people are on the brink of starvation.
Libyan rebels have captured Sabratha, a town about 80 km west of the capital Tripoli, in the west front, a rebel spokesman said Wednesday.
Libya's rebels were bolstered by fresh battlefield advances, as leaders claimed the war had entered a decisive phase and could end within weeks.
France and Germany unveiled far-reaching plans on Tuesday for closer euro zone integration and said joint euro bonds may be a longer-term option, leaving the currency area vulnerable to more attacks from traders.
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against the threat of "lone wolf" terror attack to the United States.
Forces loyal to Muammar Gadhafi fired a Scud missile for the first time in the country's civil war, a US defense official said.
The ROK and the United States launched on Tuesday an annual joint military exercise aimed at enhancing their interoperability in defense.
Police arrested India's leading anti-corruption campaigner on Tuesday, just hours before he was due to begin a fast to the death.
Oil spill on water is seen near an oil production facility at Maracaibo Lake near the coastal town of Barranquitas August 15, 2011. Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA has activated an emergency plan to tackle the leak, local media reported.
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak appeared in court on Monday for the second time with his two sons on charges of murder and corruption.
People celebrate Independence Day in India, August 15, 2011.
British Prime Minister David Cameron announced on Monday a sweeping review of government policy to reverse a "slow-motion moral collapse" that he blames for last week's riots that left five people dead.