Rafiq Tagi, a prominent writer known for his criticism of Islam, has been stabbed in Azerbaijan's capital Baku.
A relative of the top Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps commander killed in a mysterious blast last week has told Iranian news agencies that his brother died while testing an intercontinental missile.
Libyan Justice Minister Mohammed Al-Alagi said Saif al-Islam, the son of slain Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, has been arrested in country's south.
Pressure is mounting on the Syrian regime to end violence against protesters, with the Arab League threatening economic sanctions and France calling for a fresh round from the UN.
Organizers of an Afghan loya jirga convened by the president to debate relations with the United States and peace strategies suggest the Kabul council of tribal elders and other invited guests might continue into a fifth day.
The UN General Assembly has condemned an alleged plot, blamed by U.S. authorities on Iranian agents, to kill Saudi Arabia's envoy to the United States and urged Iran to obey international law.
British police charged four men from the central English city of Birmingham with terrorism offenses linked to Pakistan by a police counterterrorism investigation in which eight others have also been charged.
The White House says Iran is facing an unprecedented degree of isolation, with major world powers united in their opposition to Tehran getting a nuclear weapon.
President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao have met on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, likely focusing on the economic matters that have prompted mutual disputes.
UN scientists say human-induced global warming will likely make extreme weather more common across the world this century.
Authorities in the southern Tajik town of Qurghon-Teppa have closed down a madrasah prosecutors linked to "Islamization" -- and fined five mosques for sanitary reasons.
Some 30,000 people have gathered in the Croatian town of Vukovar to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its fall to Serbian forces, one of the darkest chapters of Croatia's 1991-95 war.