Palestine formally joined the International Criminal Court.
Houthi fighters seized the presidential palace and parts of central Aden, despite Saudi airstrikes. Reports today, though, say they have partially pulled back after fighting with gunmen loyal to the president.
Freelance journalist Ahmed Wali Sarhadi was severely beaten by police in Zabul province after reporting on police misbehavior.
An explosion at a protest in southeastern Afghanistan on Thursday killed at least sixteen people.
A group of Uzbeks in northern Afghanistan pledgedallegiance to the Islamic State.
Six men have been sentenced to death on terrorism charges in Pakistan’s new military courts.
Muhaned Mahmoud al-Farekh, an American thought to be an Al Qaeda operative, was detained in Pakistan and flown to New York to face trial.
A Bangladeshi blogger, Washiqur Rahman, was stabbed to death in Dhaka – the second such murder of a progressive blogger in Dhaka in a matter of weeks.
Thailand has lifted martial law only to replace it with “Article 44,” a set of restrictive laws meant to boost the junta’s international image while maintaining its level of control.
Ukraine rejected Georgia’s request to extradite former Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili.
Crimea’s only Tatar-language TV station, ATR, has beenshut down. The Russian media regulator, Roskomnadzor, rejected four of the station’s applications for a new license and ended its broadcasting on Wednesday.
A Nagorno-Karabakh soldier was killed this weekend by Azerbaijani gunfire.
A Human Rights Watch researcher was detained for over 30 hours at the airport by Azerbaijani authorities and then expelled from the country after attempting to enter and attend the trials of two rights activists.
Russian artists speak about the pressure to self-censor.
A Russian artist is painting a marathon of portraits of Boris Nemtsov, intending to continue until his killers are brought to justice.
In Ukraine, Russia shifts to training separatists.
Norway reverts to Cold War era uncertainties in the face of a more aggressive Russia.
Russia is about to make 10 billion euro loan to Hungary to finance a nuclear power plant and curry favor with one of its closest EU allies.
The Marshall Islands is persisting in its legal efforts to force action on nuclear disarmament in the United States after a federal judge dismissed the case.
The FBI says that a raid in the Philippines in January that killed more than 40 police commandos was successful in killing a well-known Malaysian militant known as Marwan.
Chelsea Manning has joined Twitter. The account, @xychelsea, will be run by her supporters, who will take comments from her via phone.
A shooting on Monday at the NSA headquarters at Fort Meade left one dead and one injured.
A new sanctions program is in place that allows for the first time the US to impose sanctions on people overseas who engage in cyber attacks.
Seymour Hersh talks investigative journalism and My Lai to the Columbia Journalism Review.