The head of Egypt's election commission, Abdel-Moez Ibrahim, says 62 percent of eligible voters turned out for the first round of parliamentary elections.
The European Space Agency (ESA) said it would no longer try to make contact with Russia's stranded Mars probe Phobos-Grunt if December 2 attempts failed.
The U.S. military says it has handed over Camp Victory, a huge base on the outskirts of Baghdad, to the Iraqi government.
The driver of one of the cars that collided with Sverdlovsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Misharin's vehicle died in the accident. Misharin and his driver survived the December 1 accident but were taken to hospital in critical condition.
Moldova's parliament has set December 16 as the date for its second attempt in less than a month to pick a president and thus end more than two years of leadership crisis.
The UN's top human rights body has appointed a special investigator to probe abuses in Syria and criticized that country's crackdown on opposition protesters.
The final draw for next year's European football championship has taken place in Ukraine's capital, Kyiv.
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has named acting parliament speaker Samvel Nikoyan as its candidate to serve in that post until the legislature's five-year term ends in May.
Iranian diplomats and embassy staff have left their offices in London after Britain ordered the closure of their embassy in the wake of an attack this week by demonstrators on the British Embassy in Tehran.
Authorities have fined Russia's only independent electoral watchdog, Western-financed Golos, for violating the law just two days before national parliamentary elections.
Former Health Minister Mykola Polischuk says that he has examined the X-rays and medical notes taken during Tymoshenko's medical examination last week at a Kyiv regional hospital.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the new leadership in Kyrgyzstan to encourage national dialogue and reconciliation in the wake of last year's overthrow of the government and subsequent deadly ethnic clashes.