A car bomb killed two journalists in central Zagreb on October 23 in the latest of a series of violent incidents that have hit the capital this year.
Russia may avoid a full-scale crisis despite global financial turmoil and can emerge from it with a more effective economy, President Dmitry Medvedev said on October 23.
Iraq's neighbours, including Syria and Iran, are doing a better job of stopping the flow of people and money linked to insurgent violence across their porous borders, Iraq's interior minister said on October 23.
Two former top Western diplomats have warned that Bosnia-Herzegovina is in danger of collapsing and that the international community could be "sleepwalking into another Balkan crisis."
Russia, which sent a warship to Somalia's coast to combat pirates, has asked the African country for carte blanche to use force in its territorial waters.
U.S. forces have declared an area once known as the "triangle of death" safe enough for Iraqi troops to take charge, handing over responsibility for security in Babil Governorate to Iraqi forces.
Malaysia has revoked an invitation to Iranian Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi to give a speech following protests by Iranian government and students, officials have said.
Suspected U.S. drones fired missiles into a Pakistani village, killing at least seven people, residents and an official said, the latest strike on a stronghold of a veteran Taliban commander.
Hu, a campaigner for civil rights, environmental protection and AIDS advocacy, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in a Chinese prison after testifying before European Parliament's Human Rights Subcommittee.
Georgia says Russia deployed 2,000 additional troops into South Ossetia in the past week and was preparing "provocations" in the breakaway territory.
Iraq's cabinet decided on October 21 to demand amendments to the pact, despite having agreed last week to a "final draft" after months of painstaking negotiations with Washington.
Pakistan needs $10 billion-$15 billion of support from foreign lenders, the country's newly appointed economic trouble-shooter has said.