Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah demanded an end to the bloodshed in Syria on Monday and recalled his country's ambassador from Damascus.
A participant is seen during the Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2011 on the outskirts of Moscow, August 7, 2011.
Israel on Sunday formed a panel of government ministers and some of the country's leading economic experts to draw up a plan to reduce the soaring cost of living.
Eight people were shot dead on Sunday in Copley Township, Ohio, US over a family argument, local media reported.
Most of the US troops killed belongto the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Osama bin Laden.
The Japanese city of Hiroshima on Saturday marked the 66th anniversary of the bombing.
Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez talks at his office at Miraflores Palace in Caracas August 5, 2011. Chavez will depart for Cuba this weekend to continue his cancer treatment.
It's the highest number of casualties recorded in a single incident in Afghanistan.
Yingluck Shinawatra, sister of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, was elected on Friday as Thailand's first female prime minister.
Libya's rebel forces said on Friday that an overnight NATO strike on an operations center in the western town of Zliten has killed Muammar Gadhafi's son Khamis.
Decades of oil pollution in Nigeria's Ogoniland region may require the world's biggest ever clean-up, the UN environmental agency said .
A French court gave the green light on Thursday for an embezzlement investigation targeting new IMF Managing director.