Russian security forces shot dead two senior rebel leaders and several followers in separate operations in southern Russia, the Federal Security Service (FSB) said in a statement today.
More than 145 people detained after Iran's disputed June election were kept for several days in a room of 70 square meters at a Tehran jail, including three who died, a parliamentary report was quoted as saying today.
A journalist for Britain's "Sunday Mirror" newspaper has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defense said today.
Iran has freed a Syrian journalist working for Dubai television who was detained during antigovernment protests two weeks ago, Tehran's chief prosecutor was quoted as saying.
Russian oil continues to flow to Belarus and via Belarus to the European Union despite a failure by Moscow and Minsk to clinch a new oil-supply deal at talks on January 9, a Russian Energy Ministry spokeswoman said today.
British police have charged a man over a bomb hoax that prevented an airliner from taking off from London's Heathrow airport.
Croats are voting today in a presidential runoff between a left-wing professor and the populist Zagreb mayor, with the winner hoping to lead the Balkan country into the European Union.
Africa's biggest soccer tournament is set to begin in Angola, but it seems that Togo's team has withdrawn following a deadly attack.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has told the security forces to take firm action against antigovernment protesters.
Two members of Togo's national soccer delegation have died following an ambush on the team's bus as it traveled to the African Nations Cup in Angola, a team member told French radio.
Muslims and Christians have set fire to each others' homes and shops near the southern Egyptian town of Nagaa Hamady, three days after a gunman killed six Coptic Christians in drive-by shootings, security sources said.
Pakistan has renewed calls for an end to U.S. drone aircraft strikes, an issue that could strain ties as the CIA hunts down Muslim militants after one of the deadliest attacks in its history in neighbouring Afghanistan.