Pakistani aircraft launched a strike on that killed 27 Taliban militants including "would-be suicide bombers" in a northwestern tribal region, a paramilitary spokesman said.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has vowed to protect Christians in Iraq's northern city of Mosul as police were deployed following a surge of attacks that have prompted hundreds of families to flee.
NATO is not losing the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan, but there are not enough troops to provide sufficient security for the people, the commander of international troops in Afghanistan has said.
A weeklong strike against a new value added tax (VAT) appeared to be spreading in Tehran's bazaar, even though the Iranian government suspended the measure for two months, witnesses said.
President Dmitry Medvedev oversaw the test firing of an intercontinental Topol missile and has vowed to commission new generation weapons for Russia's armed forces.
A car bomb has killed nine people and wounded 13 in the Bayaa district of southern Baghdad, police said.
North Korea has said it would resume taking apart its plutonium-producing nuclear plant and allow in inspectors in response to a U.S. decision to remove it from a terrorism blacklist and salvage a faltering nuclear deal.
Afghan and NATO-led forces have killed 65 Taliban militants preparing to attack the provincial capital of the southern province of Helmand, the provincial governor's spokesman Daud Ahmadi said.
U.S. video game magnate Richard Garriott has blasted off into space aboard a Russian rocket watched by his father, a NASA astronaut who went into space at the height of the Cold War.
A leading Iranian reformist has said he will run in next year's presidential election, challenging conservative President Mahmud Ahmadinejad, who is widely expected to seek a second four-year term.
A strong earthquake rattled the Caucasus mountains region on October 11, leaving at least four people dead and disrupting communications in the Russian province of Chechnya.
Russian warships called at Libya's main port on October 11 on their way to conduct joint naval exercises next month with vocal U.S. critic Venezuela, Western diplomats and eyewitnesses said.