Authorities in Azerbaijan are searching for clues to explain why an Azerbaijani Airlines plane crashed late Friday, killing all 23 people aboard the flight.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has expressed concern about a news report the U.S. government has run a top-secret program to monitor radiation levels at more than 100 Muslim sites.
An Egyptian court has sentenced opposition leader
and former presidential candidate Ayman Nour to five years in prison on forgery charges.
Diplomats from Asian and European nations backing Sri Lanka's peace process are heading for emergency talks with Tamil Tiger rebels in an effort to quell rising violence that threatens a ceasefire.
Japan and North Korea have begun two days of talks in Beijing on issues that have blocked the two countries from forging diplomatic ties.
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