The insurgency in Afghanistan has spread beyond Taliban strongholds in the south and east while the number of attacks in the country has reached a six-year high, a top UN envoy has said.
Questions about whether Russia has fully complied with cease-fire agreements in Georgia will be discussed at talks starting this week in Geneva, the U.S. State Department has said.
Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says she has no intention of providing funds for an early election called by Ukraine's president, saying the money is needed to cushion the effects of the world financial crisis.
NATO has ordered its troops in Afghanistan to pull back from firefights with the Taliban rather than call in air strikes that might kill civilians, Afghan and NATO officials said.
China and Russia have unveiled boundary markers delineating the eastern section of their border, hailing the agreement as an example for the rest of the world in solving territorial disputes.
Bosnian police have arrested four Bosnian Serbs suspected of taking part in a massacre of more than 200 Muslims and Croats early in the 1992-95 Bosnian war, the state prosecutor's office said.
Turkmenistan's South Iolotan-Osman gas field has been confirmed among the world's five biggest after an audit by British firm Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA), the state-owned news agency said.
More than 40 Islamist militants and two soldiers have been killed in the latest fighting in Pakistan's troubled northwest near the Afghan border, paramilitary force officials said.
Three soldiers from the NATO-led force were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan, the alliance said.
Romania has cleared former President Ion Iliescu of murder charges related to miners' riots in 1990 that marked the country's difficult transition from communism, prosecutors have said.
Afghan and foreign troops have killed 14 Taliban insurgents and eight civilians have died in a string of attacks, Afghan officials and the U.S. military said.
The United States will join the talks Russia and Georgia are holding on October 15 following their war in August, diplomats say.