The blast occurred near an assembly hall of minority Shi'ite Muslims in a crowded part of the city on December 5. One building collapsed in flames and several others were badly damaged and on fire.
Analysts have suggested that Pakistan could shift troops to its border with India to prepare for the possibility of a conflict after Indian officials blamed Islamist militants based in Pakistan for the Mumbai attacks.
When Sergei Sokolov, a senior editor at Politkovskaya's newspaper, was asked by defense lawyers and the judge how he had come by such information, he refused to disclose his sources.
During the two-day talks, OSCE ministers discussed conflict resolution, especially in light of the recent war between Russia and Georgia, as well as a proposal floated by Russia for a new European security pact.
Bush has said Iran's nuclear program remains a threat to peace and the United States will not allow Tehran to develop an atomic weapon.
Thirty-six new HIV patients were registered in Tatarstan this week. It is the most HIV patients ever to be registered in Tatarstan in one week, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir reports.
The Russian Duma has approved amendments to antiterrorism legislation. The amendments institute more severe punishments for terrorist acts and suggest that the trials of alleged terrorists be decided by "troikas," not by a jury.
A young girl from Kyrgyzstan died in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, during the hajj today.
Eight prisoners were killed and 15 others were wounded after Afghan security forces clashed with inmates during a search operation in an Afghan prison near Kabul, an official said.
A senior U.S. diplomat has said Russia must stop blocking international monitors from going into Georgia's separatist South Ossetia region to assess reports of human rights abuses.
Georgian Prime Minister Grigol Mgaloblishvili has dismissed the country's defense and foreign affairs ministers in a major shakeup following August's devastating military defeat by Russia.
Iran has announced that a Sunni rebel group killed all of the 16 police officers it abducted in a town in the southeast of the country in June, shortly after they were kidnapped, the official IRNA news agency reported.