Tens of thousands of Greeks rallied on Monday to back their leftwing government's rejection of a tough international bailout.
A car bomb claimed by Islamic State exploded in the Yemeni capital Sanaa overnight, medics said, wounding at least 28 people gathered to mourn another attack earlier this month.
Two passengers on a Japanese Shinkansen bullet train died after one doused himself in oil and set himself ablaze on Tuesday, media reports said.
A year after Islamic State declared a caliphate on territory seized in Iraq & Syria, the al Qaeda splinter group faces military pressure from a US-led coalition but remains a potent force.
Greece moved to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system closing its banks & imposing capital controls that brought the prospect of being forced out of the euro.
Iran is backtracking from an interim nuclear agreement with world powers three months ago, Western officials suggested on Sunday.
"If you break it, you own it," former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell warned President George W. Bush before his invasion of Iraq.
Kuwait identified the suicide bomber behind its worst militant attack as a young Saudi Arabian man.