Seven young Iranians seen dancing in a video that went viral have been given suspended sentences of jail and 91 lashes each.
Air strikes won't solve anything in Iraq and Syria, where the West is the problem, not the solution.
The arrest of one of Russia's richest men, Vladimir Yevtushenkov, could send further shock waves through an economy reeling from Western sanctions.
Madrid has gone on the defensive as Scots vote in a referendum for independence from the United Kingdom.
President Vladimir Putin said Russia would rather focus on strengthening its domestic market, but if he wanted, he could invade Kiev in just two days.
A "Yes" vote to Scotland's independence will pose baffling questions for the EU, and could see Scotland clamouring to join while England leaves.
President Barack Obama has called the Ebola crisis a threat to world security and has sent up to 3 000 US military personnel to the region.
As the Scots vote on their independence, a photo essay shows first-time voters who will celebrate their birthdays on the day of the referendum.
There can be no going back, Prime Minister David Cameron warns Scots ahead of independence vote.
Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video on Saturday of the beheading of aid worker David Haines.
Reserve soldiers in Israel's surveillance unit said they won't spy on Palestinians under occupation, drawing attention to the ethics of the practice.
Desperate women are seeking refuge from war in arranged marriages, despite reports of abuse.
United States President Barack Obama has announced an open-ended bombing campaign against Islamic State militants in Syria.
The military has launched several investigations, despite NGO claims that the process is flawed.
A Western-backed coalition of Syria's opposition to President Bashar al-Assad says it is ready to work with the US to fight the Islamic State.
NFL's commissioner says the league only saw the video of the ex-Ravens running back punching his then-fiancée when it was posted online.
Croatian Marin Cilic has emerged with a "miracle" to win the US Open following months held under a doping ban.
Nato leaders have agreed to boost the military alliance's readiness to meet fresh security threats by setting up a new rapid reaction force.
US Secretary of State John Kerry rules out committing "boots on the ground" at a meeting of 10 nations on the sidelines of the recent Nato summit.