None of Russia's top leaders are expected to attend the closing ceremony of the Vancouver Olympics.
Parliamentary and local elections were taking place February 28 in Tajikistan.
One of the world's most powerful earthquakes in a century has hit Chile, killing more than 300 people.
A media rights watchdog has urged Russia to publish details of its probe into the murder of a rights worker after the Russian press reported that suspects had been identified.
Organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia, say they have amassed more than $1 billion in sponsorship revenues from Russian firms.
Musavi's statements, his first extensive comments since opposition street protesters were beaten back with tear gas and police batons on February 11, came in an interview posted to his "Kaleme" website.
The death toll from a massive earthquake that hit central Chile has risen to 147.
A suicide car bomber has killed three policemen and a child in an attack on a police station in a northwestern Pakistani town, police said.
Two more Turkish generals have been charged over an alleged plot to unseat the government.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the Taliban attacks in Kabul that killed at least 17 Afghans and foreigners.
Israel's perspective on Iran's nuclear program differs from that of the United States and the two may part ways on what action to take, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has said.
The sanctions were imposed in 1991 in response to the occupation of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's regime.