At least 30 killed after Afghan forces backed by US accidentally bombs farmers while up to 20 killed in Taliban attack.
Closures affected millions of students as toxic haze from forest fires sent air quality plummeting in the region.
At least 20 people killed and 90 wounded in a suicide car bombing outside a hospital in the southern city of Qalat.
Pacific island nation's 16 legislators pick Kausea Natano as new leader instead of pro-Taiwan former prime minister.
Incident in 2013 led to deep rift between the two neighbours, then agreement to avoid use of force in fishing disputes.
Trump says he will name the lawyer and hostage negotiator as hawkish John Bolton's replacement.
German city rescinds Nelly Sachs Prize from British-Pakistani author, citing her support of the pro-Palestine movement.
Iran again denies involvement in Saudi oil attacks as Riyadh promises to present 'material evidence' from its probe.
Top US diplomat to meet Saudi crown prince as Iran warns it would respond to any action against it.
Global Witness report accuses food and beverage company of 'inappropriate' ties with a landlord accused of violence.
Law professor Saied, imprisoned media mogul Karoui were seen as outsiders before the polls.