39 killed in Iraqi sectarian attacks No group immediately claimed responsibility for bombings but al Qaeda has increased its grip on parts of the country.
Assad forces secure strategic highway in heavy fighting Fighting in the area had left the road cut, but govt. forces reopened the road after seizing control of contested town of Nabek.
Ukraine pro-EU protests escalate, Lenin statue toppled The demonstrations erupted after Yanukovych shelved a long-planned treaty with the European Union to focus on ties with Russia.
France pledges to disarm Central African Republic fighters A 1,600-strong French force has been sent into the CAR, deployed after days of communal fighting claimed 400 lives.