Officials in Ukraine say they have opened a new criminal case against a former interior minister, arrested on December 26.
Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky is likely to stay in jail until at least 2012, his wife said today, suggesting she expects him to be found guilty of more crimes.
"Moscow For All," a rally against ethnic violence, took place today in the Russian capital. Protesters condemned attacks on ethnic minorities and the recent ultranationalist riot in Moscow.
Power has been restored at Moscow's Domodedevo Airport, although a 12-hour electricity outage has backed up flights.
The World Food Program has closed down its aid distribution centers in northwest Pakistan after a suicide attack that left at least 43 people dead.
Eight American tourists have been killed and 21 injured in Egypt after their bus hit a truck, the Egyptian state news agency has reported.
Police have arrested 12 Somali men suspected of planning a terrorist attack in the Netherlands.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has congratulated his Belarusian counterpart, Alyaksandr Lukashenka, on winning a fourth presidential term.
Christmas Eve explosions on December 24 have left at least eight people dead in a volatile region of central Nigeria, officials say.
Police in Iraq say a man hanged his 19-year-old daughter after discovering she had joined Al-Qaeda and was preparing to carry out a suicide attack.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan say they have foiled an attempted bomb attack in the capital, Bishkek, after discovering a jeep packed with explosives parked outside the main police headquarters.
In his traditional Christmas Day message, Pope Benedict has appealed for a lasting peace in the world's hot spots such as Somalia, Darfur, and Ivory Coast and called for a peaceful coexistence in the Middle East.