The blast occurred in Helmand province where both the Taliban and Daesh are said to be active.
Several incidents show that French law enforcement is dealing violently with minorities under the cover of new emergency measures.
The Iranian Guardian Council disqualified thousands of candidates, including reformists and conservatives, for parliamentary elections with low turnout expected.
After marathon six-month hearings broadcast on public radio, the court on Monday declared that Mutharika was "not duly elected."
The ruling means President Hage Geingob, who won in November with 56 percent of the vote, will continue into his second term.
Amid heightened tensions, both Malawi officials and the international community are urging people across the country to uphold the rule of law and remain calm.
From accusations of the march being dominated by white women to snubbing Black Lives Matter, the event was marred by several controversies, affecting the turnout.
An escalated conflict between the US and Iran will reverberate in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
We look at five countries which might witness dramatic change in the coming year.
Two Russians were detained on December 27 on suspicion of plotting attacks during New Year festivities in Saint Petersburg.
Left-wing politician Zoran Milanovic leads the field with nearly 30 percent of the vote in preliminary returns from Sunday's election.
The country’s massive cathedral project sheds light on the deep links between Pentecostal, Evangelist leaders and the political elite.
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