NIAMEY, Niger (AP) - Attackers in Niger detonated two car bombs at dawn on Thursday, one in the city of Agadez where a military barracks was targeted and one in Arlit where a French company operates a uranium mine, injuring more than a dozen people.
ISTANBUL (AFP) - Syria's main opposition group opened key talks on Thursday in Istanbul to debate whether to negotiate with the regime on ending the bloody two-year civil war, as proposed by the US and Russia.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan's cricket board says gunmen have kidnapped the father of its national team captain.
LONDON (AFP) - Britain's national security chiefs were meeting on Thursday as counter-terrorism police investigated the murder of a soldier who was hacked to death in a London street by two suspected Islamic extremists.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Groups of youth have burnt down a restaurant, torched more than 30 cars and injured three police in a fourth night of riots in suburbs of the Swedish capital that started following a fatal police shooting.