Participants who attended a private conference in Kabul this week have denied media reports that it involved Afghan and Pakistani officials meeting with members of the Taliban.
Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian has publicly accused the Azerbaijani authorities of killing an Armenian man found hanged in Azerbaijani custody.
At least nine people were killed and dozens of others wounded by two suspected suicide blasts at a Sufi shrine in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi on October 7.
An exiled Turkmen opposition politician, who was initially barred from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) conference in Warsaw, has gained permission to attend.
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi says President Mahmud Ahmadinejad's foreign and internal policies should be put to a nationwide referendum.
Tajikistan's National Guards have denied multiple media reports that 28 people were killed in a helicopter crash in the east of the country where a military operation against Islamist militants is underway.
Renowned Latin American author Mario Vargas Llosa has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for literature.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu is retiring from public life as he marks his 79th birthday.
Despite a U.S. apology for a cross-border NATO helicopter strike that killed two Pakistani soldiers last month, relations between Pakistan and the United States remain tense.
Russia's military has announced that it successfully launched an advanced ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine, after a series of failures had raised doubts about its viability.
A senior Russian official today said Russia plans to reimburse Iran for a scrapped S-300 missile deal.
Military sources say up to 34 Tajik troops were killed in two separate incidents in the east of the country, in an area where a military operation against Islamist insurgents is under way.