The Pentagon has found no evidence to back Iran's claims it shot down drone surveillance aircraft in the Persian Gulf.
At least two Tajik servicemen have been killed in a gun battle with some 30 suspected drug smugglers who entered the country from Afghanistan last week.
A Russian icebreaker is laboring to reach icebound ships in the Sea of Okhotsk, where more than 500 seamen are trapped.
The chairmanship of the Organization of Security and Cooperation in Office (OSCE) says it has started consultations to find a solution that would enable the OSCE to continue its work in Belarus.
Tbilisi police have dispersed a protest by about 20 war veterans and detained several of them.
Moldova's prime minister-designate says the country's new parliament will be able to elect a president and break a constitutional crisis in the country.
The president of the Russian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria has blamed the local wing of the North Caucasus insurgency for the killing of a Circassian scholar.
The presidents of Benin, Sierra Leone, and Cape Verde and Kenya's prime minister were expected to urge Laurent Gbabgo to hand over power to his rival, Allasane Ouattara, the man widely recognized abroad as the winner of the voting.
Security Council Secretary Marat Imankulov was relieved of that post and appointed first deputy chairman of the State Committee for National Security (SCNS) and simultaneously the director of the counterterrorism center.
Some 12,000 men represent the last batch of conscripts before Germany goes ahead with plans for a trimmed-down, all-volunteer force.
China Central Television said the technology, developed after 24 years of research, will enable the country to reuse irradiated fuel.
Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karrubi says he is prepared to stand trial over the deadly unrest that followed the disputed June 2009 presidential election on condition that the proceedings be open.