Bangladesh's war crimes court has handed a death sentence to a former local leader of the ruling party for mass murder. He becomes the 14th person convicted of atrocities in the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.
An Afghan volleyball tournament has been turned into carnage by a suicide bomber. Officials in Paktika province say at least 45 people, mostly spectators, were killed. Hundreds had gathered to watch the match final.
With little more than a day to reach an agreement, Iran is reportedly considering an extension of a nuclear talks deadline. Negotiations have faltered amid "serious gaps" between Western diplomats and Tehran.
A new survey has found that 40 percent of Afghans feel their country is moving in the wrong direction. Analyst Scott Smith examines the reasons behind the rise in pessimism and talks about what Kabul can do about it.