U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that a gradual withdrawal of combat troops from Afghanistan would be done slowly and responsibly.
Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Mass on June 5 in front of tens of thousands of people in the Croatian capital, Zagreb.
Twenty-five people were reported killed in the past 24 hours during a government security crackdown in a northern Syrian town.
Iraq has signed two major gas deals with Turkey, Kuwait, and South Korea.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has insisted that no one has come to harm as a result of the site's publication of classified U.S. documents.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Ivanov has warned that NATO's Libya campaign is "one step" away from sending in ground troops to assist antigovernment forces battling Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.
Belarus has secured a $3 billion loan from a Russian-led bailout fund.
The ruling VMRO-DPMNE party has claimed victory in Macedonia's early parliamentary elections.
A Pakistani intelligence official says a U.S. drone strike killed top militant leader Ilyas Kashmiri in an attack in South Waziristan on June 3.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has left for Saudi Arabia to be treated for wounds received in a June 3 rocket attack on the presidential palace.
Lawrence S. Eagleburger, the only career U.S. foreign service officer to rise to the position of secretary of state, died today at age 80.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that civilian casualties in Afghanistan are "losses we mourn and profoundly regret," but that it would be "premature" to change the war strategy in the country.