An Iranian passenger plane with 105 passengers and crew has crashed near Orumieh in northwestern Iran.
India's foreign minister today promised to keep troops in Afghanistan "as long as the legitimately elected government of Afghanistan wants us to be here."
Local police today said a gunmen killed three people and wounded three others during an early morning brawl on January 8 in southern Ukraine.
The Uzbek government has ordered all private driving schools in the country to close in a stated bid to improve road safety.
Polls opened in five regions in Kosovo, bringing some 100,000 voters back to the ballot box after authorities annulled results from the regions due to vote-rigging.
The referendum comes out of a 2005 peace accord that ended decades of north-south conflict -- the continent's longest civil war and one that left some two million people dead.
The United States says an American woman Iran claims to have detained for spying is in fact safe and not in Iranian custody.
U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head by a gunman in the southwestern state of Arizona, is responding well to treatment and can follow simple commands after surgery.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has ratified a civil nuclear energy pact with Japan.
The United States has subpoenaed the social networking site Twitter for personal details of people connected to Wikileaks.
Two Russian opposition activists have received short jail sentences for unfurling a banner on Moscow's Red Square to protest against the arrest of opposition leaders.
Iranian officials have confirmed this week's media reports that an American woman has been arrested on spying charges after illegally entering the country.