The Shi'ite-led Iraqi government has told nearly 3,500 opposition Iranians living in exile in Iraq that it plans to close their camp and they have to leave the country.
Other NATO members must follow the United States in committing additional forces to Afghanistan to ensure the burden of the battle against militants is properly shared, the alliance has said.
Iranian security forces have raided and closed the Tehran offices of the human rights center run by 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi.
Tehran's Prosecutor-General Saaid Mortazawi says a special office will open this week to review Internet- and SMS-related crimes and violations, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Moldova's media authority has postponed a controversial license tender that had threatened take the country's leading independent TV station, Pro TV, off the air, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports.
Russia has begun delivering S-300 air defense systems to Iran that could help repel any Israeli and U.S. air strikes on its nuclear sites, the official IRNA news agency has reported.
Hundreds of Iraqi minority Kurds have demanded the execution of a Saddam-era official known as "Chemical Ali" for the killing of 5,000 Kurds in a 1988 gas attack.
Russian riot police have detained at least 100 people protesting against government measures linked to the economic crisis, a crackdown that highlighted official sensitivity to growing hardship.
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has arrived in Russia's troubled republic of Chechnya on the first leg of a three-day visit to Russia.
A multifaith prayer ceremony marked the reopening of Mumbai's Trident hotel, one of the sites of last month's terror attacks, with scanners and roses greeting guests as they made their way into the gleaming lobby.
The United States is aiming to send 20,000 to 30,000 extra troops to Afghanistan by the beginning of next summer, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff has said.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has told employers not to cut jobs unnecessarily as unemployment soars due to the economic downturn.