The Venezuelan government has rejected reports that President Hugo Chavez is in critical condition following emergency surgery in Cuba and insists that the leader is "recovering well."
Two more people who survived a Russian plane crash have died in a Moscow hospital, bringing the death toll to 47.
A Red Cross boat today docked in the Libyan capital of Tripoli carrying some 100 Libyans who had been trapped in the eastern city of Benghazi since February, when violence first broke out in the restive North African country.
Azerbaijan launched a military show of force in Baku today, two days after talks with Armenia aimed at resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict broke down.
Officials say a suicide attack on a police station in Iraq's north today killed at least two people and wounded at least 12 others.
Malaysian police arrested at least 60 protesters over the weekend in order to disourage growing opposition activity in the Southeast Asian country.
The Pakistani Taliban have taken responsibility for an attack on a police station in the country's northwest by a team of militants, some of them clad in burqas.
Russian police arrested over a dozen gay rights activists taking part in a Gay Pride rally over the weekend, briefly detaining leading gay rights activist Nikolei Alexeiev.
Afghan officials say at least 35 people were killed by a suicide car bombing at a health-care facility in eastern Afghanistan.
Syrian security forces shot dead five civilians during funerals which turned into protests against President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
One of China's most prominent dissidents, Hu Jia, was reunited with his family early today after serving 3 1/2 years in jail on subversion charges, but he needed rest and was not ready to speak in public, his wife said.
A judge in Ukraine has ruled former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko must stand trial starting on June 29 on a charge of abuse of power.