NEW DELHI (Reuters) -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown blamed the banned Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba for the Mumbai attacks and said on December 14 he would convey India's concerns to the Pakistani president.
President George W. Bush made an unannounced farewell visit to Baghdad on December 14, just weeks before he leaves office and bequeaths the unpopular Iraq war to President-elect Barack Obama.
Russian police detained dozens of people in Moscow at an unsanctioned opposition rally organized by Kremlin critic and former world chess champion Garry Kasparov.
As the polls close in Turkmenistan's parliamentary elections, the government has said the turnout was around 90 percent.
Senior officials from Afghanistan, its neighboring countries, and world powers have met in the French capital, Paris, to discuss ways of ending the Afghan conflict and helping the country rebuild.
Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko retained his WBO, IBF, and IBO world heavyweight titles on December 13 with a technical knockout of Hasim Rahman in round seven.
Russian opposition politicians and Kremlin critics Garry Kasparov and Boris Nemtsov have founded a new political party named Solidarity.
Russian officials donated generators and computers to Nicaragua on Saturday during a visit by three Russian warships to the Central American nation that opposition leaders condemned as illegal.
Three policemen were killed and 12 others were wounded on December 14 in a bomb blast in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, a local official said.
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.