The UN nuclear watchdog chief has rejected Iran's argument that an investigation into its atomic program threatened its national security, telling Tehran he could ensure confidentiality if it cooperated.
Iraq's Shi'ite-dominated government faces a major credibility test next week when it begins to take over U.S.-backed Sunni Arab patrols that include former insurgents, a top U.S. general has said.
A Russian court has jailed members of a teenage gang for terms of up to 10 years after the youths were found guilty of racist attacks during August and September 2007 in which two people died.
Iraq has signed a multibillion-dollar natural gas deal with Royal Dutch Shell, the second major energy deal agreed with a foreign firm since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
U.S. negotiators will return to Baghdad soon for more talks with Iraq on a security deal that has bogged down over the issue of immunity for U.S. troops.
A European Union mission to monitor the pullout of Russian forces from inside Georgia will comprise some 300 staff, up from a planned 200, and the bulk will arrive in the next two days, EU officials have said.
Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped an Afghan diplomat after shooting dead his driver in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, police said.
Kazakhstan has abandoned plans to build a grain terminal in the Georgian port of Poti due to political instability, the agriculture minister has said.
Pakistani troops have fired on two U.S. helicopters that intruded into Pakistani territory, forcing them to turn back to Afghanistan, a senior Pakistani security official said.
Taliban insurgents have attacked an Indian construction project in the western Afghan province of Herat killing 11 Afghan policemen and wounding several others, a provincial official said.
Saudi Arabia has returned 16 Iraqi prisoners to Iraq and received eight Saudis in return ahead of a new agreement on swapping convicted criminals, Saudi media said.