Top news: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced a ban on all Syrian aircraft entering his country's airspace on Sunday, a day after Syria's foreign ministry prohibited Turkish civilian planes from flying over its territory. Davutoglu accused the Syrian government of transporting military equipment on civilian planes.
The moves, which underscore the mounting tensions between the neighbors, came after the Turkish military forced a Damascus-bound passenger plane from Moscow to land in Ankara and later claimed that it was carrying Russian munitions -- a charge both Russia and Syria deny. On Monday, Turkey permitted an Armenian plane to continue its flight to the Syrian city of Aleppo after inspecting the aircraft's humanitarian cargo.
Also on Monday, a spokesman for Lakhdar Brahimi said the U.N. envoy to Syria had appealed to Iranian officials for help in establishing a ceasefire in Syria during a visit to Tehran. The London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights estimates that as many as 200 people were killed in Syria over the weekend.
Pakistan: Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot by the Taliban last week, has been flown to Britain for emergency care.
- The government in the Philippines signed a peace plan with the rebel Moro Islamic Liberation Front.
- Cambodia's former King Norodom Sihanouk, who secured the country's independence from French colonial rule, died in Beijing at age 89.
- Militants killed six security officials in an attack on a police station in the northwestern city of Peshawar.
- Gunmen killed at least 24 people in a village in northern Nigeria.
- Mauritania's president was flown to France for medical treatment after he was shot by soldiers in what he claims was an accident.
- There will be no 2012 winner of the Mo Ibrahim prize for good governance in Africa.
- Libya's Congress elected Ali Zidan, a human rights lawyer and former congressman, as interim prime minister.
- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsy abandoned an effort to remove a prosecutor who has been criticized for acquitting Mubarak-era officials.
- A series of attacks in northern Iraq left at least six people dead.
- Preliminary results from parliamentary elections in Lithuania indicate a defeat for the conservative government.
- The European Union will impose a new round of sanctions on Iran.
- Montenegro's ruling alliance will have to form a coalition government after parliamentary elections.
- Former U.S. Senator Arlen Specter died of cancer at age 82.
- Hundreds of Brazilian policemen conducted drug raids in two Rio de Janeiro slums.
- Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound by jumping out of a balloon above New Mexico.