Yemen's Interior Ministry confirmed today the death of Al-Qaeda's military chief in the country, Qassem al-Rimi, and that of five of his lieutenants in a January 15 airstrike.
International election observers say they have fanned out across Ukraine in preparation for the January 17 presidential contest.
A former Iraqi airline pilot who has been in custody for seven months was accused today by Iraqi authorities of orchestrating the 2003 bombing of the UN Baghdad headquarters in which 22 people were killed.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says the United States and Russia have made "significant" progress towards a new nuclear disarmament treaty.
Turkmen state media today say President Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov has replaced the country's top oil and gas official.
Regional Tajik police say they know nothing about the reported arrest of a man suspected in the 2007 murder of Kyrgyz journalist Alisher Saipov.
Major powers meet today to discuss fresh sanctions against Iran to curb its nuclear activities.
The Afghan parliament has rejected the majority of President Hamid Karzai's nominees for his new cabinet, approving just seven of 17 candidates.
The U.S. military says it has taken control of the airport in the capital of earthquake-ravaged Haiti.
A former Iranian diplomat who resigned in protest over the government's crackdown on pro-reform demonstrators says he expects more resignations.
A Tatar opposition newspaper editor convicted of propagating extremist views has been given an 18-month suspended sentence by a Kazan court, RFE/RL's Tatar-Bashkir Service reports.
Participants in an opposition and nongovernmental forum in the Kyrgyz capital have adopted a resolution condemning the government for alleged rights abuses, politically motivated trials, and disregard for the constitution.