Twenty-five people were wounded when three car bombs exploded outside the homes of officials of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) in the northern Iraqi city of Kirku.
A moderate earthquake has shaken western Iran's province of Lorestan, injuring at least 100 people.
Afghan security forces have detained three insurgents for helping organize a suicide attack on a UN compound in Herat last month.
A powerful hurricane that had threatened to wreck havoc in Haiti has diminished in force and moved on beyond the Caribbean nation, leaving six dead.
A Yemeni court has ordered radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi to appear before it on charges of links to Al-Qaeda and incitement to kill foreigners, or face arrest by any means.
Paris says that some 30 Iraqi Christians wounded in a deadly Al-Qaeda hostage crisis at a Baghdad church will be flown to France for treatment.
A leading Russian journalist has been severely injured in a brutal attack that his editor believes was linked to his work.
About 80 supporters of a Kyrgyz political party have held a protest against election results that showed the party failed to win enough votes to enter parliament.
Ukrainian authorities have defended the arrests of four well-known Belarusian opposition activists on drug charges.
The Tajik-language political weekly "Farazh" has been published after a three-week hiatus as a joint publication with the Russian-language weekly "Fakty i kommentarii."
About 300 people in St. Petersburg rallied to demand that their social rights be protected.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has vetoed a recently passed bill which restricted antigovernment demonstrations.