Military deadlock in Libya has exposed growing international rifts.
Death toll from clashes between anti-government protesters and police, government backers in Sanaa rose to 12, and 160 protesters were injured.
The US economic recovery is "proceeding at a moderate pace," and the Federal Reserve will continue its Treasury bond purchase program.
Palestinian rivals Fatah and Hamas on Wednesday signed a preliminary agreement on reconciliation during talks in Cairo.
The African Union (AU) called on NATO to stop targeting Libyan officials in their air raids.
President Barack Obama on Wednesday released a longer version of his birth certificate to answer some Republicans who claim he was not US born.
Eight American troops and a US contractor died Wednesday after an Afghan military pilot opened fire at Kabul airport.
Al Qaeda's north African branch released messages from four French hostages it kidnapped in Niger.
Defending his own legality to lead the US, President Barack Obama on Wednesday produced a more extensive Hawaii birth certificate.
A businessman in Kanpur has been paying a 5,000 rupee ($113) bribe to government officials to get his income tax refund in 15 years.
US President Barack Obama plans this week to name CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates, and Gen. David Petraeus, now running the war in Afghanistan, would take the CIA chief's job in a major shuffle of the country's top national security leadership, administration and other sources said Wednesday.
European capitals summoned Syrian ambassadors Wednesday to demand that President Bashar Assad stop gunning down his people.