Several people have been killed and wounded in a bomb attack in the northwestern Kurram tribal region of Pakistan. The area has seen several sectarian clashes between Sunni and Shiite Muslims in the past.
Despite his relentless efforts to curb the Afghan insurgency, Obama never actually got a grip on the situation. Experts say he's leaving behind a huge mess in Afghanistan that won't be easy for his successor to clean up.
Pyongyang may be about to test an upgraded intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), South Korean media has reported, quoting officials. Experts on the country's nuclear program believe the claims to be creditable.
Pakistani officials have said that Shakil Afridi, an incarcerated doctor who allegedly helped the US find bin Laden in 2011, will not be released. Washington has been pressing Islamabad to release Afridi but to no avail.