U.S. President Barack Obama said in his weekly radio broadcast to the nation that Washington's withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq this month was an "important step forward in responsibly ending the Iraq war."
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says Russia will launch its manned space missions from a new center in the Far East in 2018.
The office of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has condemned U.S. media reports alleging that his government's top officials received money from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Kosovar and Serbian government officials have both rejected a proposal by an influential think tank that a land swap between Kosovo and Serbia may help resolve the two sides' dispute over Pristina's independence.
The chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve says the country's economy is not recovering as quickly as it had been expected to, but he has confidence that the United States isn't heading into another recession.
Chile is preparing to launch its operation to rescue miners trapped deep in a mine since August 5. Officials say it will take up to four months of drilling to reach the 33 miners, who were found alive only last week.
Pakistani police say Islamic militants are holding two hostages in a government building where they have been surrounded following firing in the city.
Foreign and Afghan troops have repelled attacks on two bases in Afghanistan's eastern Khost Province, near the border with Pakistan. The alliance says at least 21 insurgents were killed while coalition forces suffered no casualties.
With Congress on its summer recess, Washington's political corridors are empty. But the debate surrounding U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for ambassador to Azerbaijan is in full swing.
Kyrgyzstan's prosecutor-general says Belarusian officials have refused for the second time to extradite ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says three U.S. soldiers were killed today in attacks in Afghanistan.
The Moscow magazine "Big City" has organized another rally under the slogan "Moscow Is Accessible" to draw attention to the problems people in wheelchairs encounter in the city.