A wave of stabbings have left two Israelis wounded and an alleged Palestinian attacker dead as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to install more security cameras at the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in a bid to defuse tensions.
KHOMS - The bodies of at least 43 people thought to be migrants washed up on Libyan beaches east of the capital Tripoli at the weekend, the Red Crescent says.
DAMASCUS, Oct 25 AFP - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his country must "eradicate terrorism" to find a political solution to its civil war, as he reportedly expressed a willingness to hold new elections.
BANGKOK - Australia, already confronted by methamphetamine-type stimulants such as ice, is bracing for a wave of new synthetic drugs that experts say are highly addictive and often outside the law.
JOHANNESBURG - The father of Oscar Pistorius's girlfriend says he wants to meet the Paralympic athlete to seek closure over the killing of his daughter.
WASHINGTON - The world would be a better place if dictators such as Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were still in power, top Republican US presidential hopeful Donald Trump says.
CAIRO - A group of Egyptian and foreign experts have launched a new bid to unravel the "secrets" of the pyramids, including a search for hidden chambers inside four famed pharaonic monuments.