At least 1,000 minority Christians, many holding olive branches, marched in protest near the restive city of Mosul on February 28 to urge the Iraqi government to act decisively after a series of killings.
Russia's Constitutional Court has issued a resolution declaring that rulings by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg must serve as a basis for appeals on rulings passed by Russian courts.
The breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia has appointed Maksim Gvinjia as its de facto foreign minister, RFE/RL's Echo of the Caucasus reports.
Iran's security forces will stop opposition supporters using the Iranian new year in March to stage more anti-government protests, a leading judicial official said.
Turkey's prime minister has met the head of the armed forces just two days after the arrest of two retired generals over an alleged coup plot risked renewing tension between the government and the military.
An explosive device planted by Taliban militants has killed 11 civilians in Afghanistan's most violent province, a government official said.
Israeli police entered the compound housing al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after Palestinians threw stones at visitors to the holy site, and fired tear gas and rubber bullets to break up protests.
Iraq's armed forces will not finish a modernization program until 2020, several years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country is completed, the defense minister said.
Chileans fearful of aftershocks camped outside as rescuers battled to find survivors of a huge earthquake that shattered roads and airports and triggered a tsunami across the Pacific.
Iran could make European countries suffer by cutting off energy supplies and can target any adversary with its missiles, a senior Iranian military official said.
Indian fighter jets pounded mock enemy bunkers close to the Pakistan border in a symbolic show of air power at a time when the two nuclear-armed rivals are trying to improve relations.
Talks on buying a French-made helicopter carrier, energy tie-ups and Iran will be amongst the priorities when President Dmitry Medvedev travels to France for a three-day state visit this week.