U.S. President Barack Obama has thanked American troops for their sacrifices in Afghanistan and told them he is confident they will succeed in their mission.
Russia has accused the United States was "conniving" with Afghan drug producers by not destroying opium crops as U.S. troops advance in Helmand Province, one of the major opium growing regions.
Thousands of people across Russia demonstrated today against increases in fees for housing and utilities.
A group of prisoners at Tehran's Evin prison have written an open letter in which they reject government allegations of them having links with foreign countries or political parties.
Kazakhstan's Emergency Situations Ministry has announced that 36 towns and villages in East Kazkahstan Oblast with a population of nearly 40,000 people are in danger of being flooded.
Experts on Iran's economy say that its foreign policy is undermining its domestic economic health.
Authorities say 123 workers are trapped in a large flooded coal mine in northern China.
Roadside bomb attacks In Afghanistan have killed at least six civilians, officials say.
An Azerbaijani soldier has reportedly been killed in clashes with Armenian forces near the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
A series of explosions in western Iraq killed six people on Sunday, including an official of a political faction in former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's electoral coalition, police said.
A U.S. drone has fired missiles in northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border.
The death toll in a gas explosion in an apartment building in a Moscow suburb rose to four today as rescuers pulled another body from the rubble.