TUNIS: Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki announced Saturday he will stand for re-election in November, in a key vote almost four years after a revolt that sparked the Arab Spring uprisings.
LUCKNOW, India: An explosion ripped through a makeshift fireworks factory in northern India on Saturday, killing at least five people who were making the pyrotechnics for a popular festival to be held next month, police said.
MANILA, Philippines: A series of earthquakes have destroyed 17 houses and damaged 66 others in a southern Philippine town, slightly injuring three people.
NAIROBI, Kenya: Kenya’s police chief is asking residents to be “extra vigilant” of attacks in the week following Sunday’s anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack.
KIEV: Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian militias were due Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarised zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talks.
ISLAMABAD: A Taiwanese tourist has plunged to her death in a popular mountaineering area in northern Pakistan, officials said on Saturday.
TIRANA: Pope Francis has worked a small miracle in Albania even before his arrival here on Sunday – spurring bitter political foes to join forces to spruce up the rundown square where he will celebrate Mass.
NEW DELHI: Hundreds of demonstrators rallied in New Delhi on Saturday, calling on the Indian government and world leaders to take urgent steps against climate change at a high-stakes UN summit next week.
JAKARTA: Four foreign men detained in Indonesia for allegedly planning to take part in militant training were officially named suspects for breaking counter-terrorism and immigration laws, police said Saturday.
KABUL, Afghanistan: Afghanistan’s drawn-out presidential election may finally be coming to an end.
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