Three explosions rocked a busy market in the Iraqi capital today, resulting in what police and hospital workers are describing as a large number of casualties.
Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting on November 12 to discuss Syria's failure to implement an Arab proposal to end a crackdown on protests.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said in comments published today that a crucial upcoming IAEA report on Iran's nuclear program is based on "counterfeit" claims.
Government officials in northern Afghanistan say as many as eight people were killed by a suicide bomb attack near a mosque today, the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
Nicaraguans are voting today in a presidential election that has already been condemned as unfair by some opposition candidates.
Hundreds of thousands of Muslim pilgrims massed in a valley near the Saudi holy city of Mina today for a ceremony representing the stoning of Satan.
The United States has welcomed an agreement reached by Russia and Georgia to monitor trade, paving the way for Russian membership of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In Nigeria, more than 100 people are thought to have been killed in a wave of gun and bomb attacks claimed by radical Islamists.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou and opposition leader Antonis Samaras have agreed a deal on a new coalition government.
Officials say more than 60 people have been killed and scores of others injured in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria overnight.
Reports from China say 44 miners have been rescued -- more than 36 hours after they were trapped underground following a cave-in at a coal mine in central China.
Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has said that Tehran has sent a letter to the United Nations complaining about U.S. accusations Iran was behind a plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to Washington.