Visiting U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said he believes Iraqi leaders are "close" to forming a new government that will represent the "divided" outcome of the disputed March parliamentary elections.
Three suicide bombs ripped through a Shi'ite Muslim religious procession in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, killing at least 25 people and wounding at least 150.
Kyrgyz and Uzbek officials are holding talks on the possible release of two senior Kyrgyz border guards being held in Uzbekistan
Only one of the first-grade students who started school on September 1 in the city of Mahileu in eastern Belarus opted for a class in which teaching is conducted in Belarusian, not Russian
A government spokesman says Kyrgyzstan is still in talks about the deployment of an international police mission agreed in the wake of deadly ethnic clashes earlier this year.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Robert Gates have presided over the launch of Operation New Dawn, the U.S. military's postcombat mission to "assist and advise" Iraqi forces.
The website of Russia's Khimki Forest Defenders movement has been attacked by hackers and is accessible only intermittently.
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has announced that three Armenian and two Azerbaijani soldiers have been killed in clashes near the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Arjang Davudi was arrested in 2003 on charges of founding a political group called The Freedom Movement of Iranians. He is currently serving a 10-year sentence in Tehran's Gohardasht prison.
Afghanistan's central bank has dismissed media reports that Kabul Bank, the country's largest private bank, is on the verge of collapse due to the murky financial dealings of its top managers.
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry says three Armenian soldiers and two Azerbaijanis were killed in a gun battle on the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh's border. There was no immediate response from Armenia.
Memorial ceremonies are expected to be held to mark the sixth anniversary of the Beslan school tragedy -- the mass hostage-taking incident in Russia's North Ossetia-Alania Republic in which more than 300 people died.