The US condemned "in the strongest terms", the attack on a bus in Kenya that killed 28 people, terming it as "horrific".
A former deputy police chief and suspected member of the Guerreros Unidos ("United Warriors") drug cartel, that allegedly, is involved in the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico earlier this year, has been arrested, official sources said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry held talks with the foreign ministers of UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain on the Iranian nuclear issue Saturday.
Bahrain held its parliamentary elections Saturday, the first since a failed protest against the monarchy in 2011.
Former Portuguese prime minister Jose Socrates has been arrested as part of investigation into the alleged tax fraud, money laundering and corruption.
Bahrain registered 51.5 percent turnout in the parliamentary and municipal elections Saturday, notwithstanding the opposition's call to boycott the elections.
Iran decided to allow UN nuclear inspectors access to its Marivan nuclear site, Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said Saturday.
Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said Saturday that a general election would not be held in the country before 2018.
The US-led anti-terror coalition has killed more than 900 people in its strikes inside Syria during the past 60 days, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday.
On the fifth anniversary of the Maguindanao massacre Sunday, the Philippine government renewed Saturday its commitment to serve justice to the victims of the worst election-related violence in the country.