U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has warned the United States' enemies against trying to take advantage of the early months of the new Washington administration to test U.S. resolve.
Germany is preparing a package of fresh sanctions against Iran that U.S. President-elect Barack Obama could use to put pressure on the Islamic Republic when he takes office, a magazine has reported.
Iran has documents to prove the United States and Britain, the Islamic republic's two Western arch-foes, back a group that killed 16 abducted Iranian police officers, state radio has reported.
Militants in northwest Pakistan have raided a depot for trucks taking supplies to Western forces in Afghanistan, destroying 12 trucks but causing no casualties, police said.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has called for other NATO nations to do more to share the burden of fighting Taliban insurgents and stem the rising tide of violence in Afghanistan.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has distanced himself from statements by his government's spokesman that U.S. troops might remain in Iraq for a decade, much longer than agreed under a pact signed with Washington.
Russian troops have returned to a disputed Georgian village they vacated a day earlier near breakaway South Ossetia, pushing back Georgian security forces.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has arrived in Iraq ahead of a gradual drawdown of U.S. military might in the country.
ANKARA (Reuters) -- A group of Turkish intellectuals and academics are planning to issue a public apology on the Internet for the mass killings of ethnic Armenians in World War I.
BAGHDAD (RFE/RL) -- Iraqi authorities are preparing for the transfer of prisoners from U.S. military control to the control of the Iraqi justice system, an official of the High Judicial Council told RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq.
Serbian forces have conducted special operations in an effort to locate former Bosnian Serb military leader General Ratko Mladic, who has been indicted for war crimes by the war crimes tribunal in The Hague.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has said that talks over a 2009 contract to supply Russian gas were being derailed by disputes over her call to eliminate intermediaries.