Six Palestinian prisoners, mostly serving life terms, escaped early on Monday from a high-security prison in northern Israel after digging a tunnel dug beneath a sink. The breakout has caused hysteria in Israel
As the Taliban assert dominance in Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans are desperately looking for ways to flee the country, with the UN warning that half a million Afghans could be made refugees by the end of the year.
The worsening economic collapse in Lebanon has resulted in the government raising gasoline prices in a partial reduction of fuel subsidies as it seeks to ease crippling shortages that have brought the country to a standstill.
As the Taliban sweep into power and pledge an "Islamist Emirate" in Afghanistan, all eyes are on how the group will rule the country, and if anything will be different from their extremist predecessors.