Security personnel have been deployed in sensitive areas and roads leading to the voting centers in Kabul and other cities as well as in towns and villages.
Israeli aircraft struck targets in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday after Palestinian militants renewed rocket fire into southern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement Friday.
Bodybuilders prepare backstage before an amateur competition in the Israeli city of Dimona.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signed a request on Tuesday to join 15 UN agencies and international treaties.
US Secretary of State John Kerry met late Monday night with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem in a last ditch effort to save the deteriorating peace talks.
An Israeli court convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of bribery on Monday over his ties to a real-estate deal.
Israel has informed the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) that it will not release the final group of Palestinian prisoners who are expected to be freed on Saturday.
A group of Afghan Taliban insurgents forced their way into a guesthouse used by foreigners in an upscale residential part of the capital Kabul on Friday, police said.
Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked an election commission office beside the home of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday and engaged in a lengthy gun battle with Afghan security forces.
The 2014 Arab League Summit kicks off on Tuesday in Bayan Palace in Kuwait's capital of Kuwait city.
Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday that Ankara said had crossed into its air space.
Nine people, including four women and two children, were killed in the Taliban bloody attack in a popular hotel in central Kabul overnight, sources said Friday morning.