Italy invites Iran's Rouhani for visit

Italy on Wednesday invited Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to Rome for an official visit, as its foreign minister held talks in Tehran following last month's historic nuclear accord.

Israel detains extremist without trial

Israel Tuesday used a controversial decades-old form of detention without trial against an alleged Jewish extremist for the first time, following an outcry over the death of a Palestinian toddler in an arson attack.

LA moves toward gun control rules

The city of Los Angeles on Tuesday endorsed a bill setting out rules for weapons owners on how to store their arms, a potential bellwether towards tackling the hugely controversial issue of gun control in the US.

I didn't do anything wrong - hunter

The professional Zimbabwean hunter who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion is adamant that he did nothing wrong, as he is set to go on trial on Wednesday.