Rebels working to overthrow longtime Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi claim they have wrested parts of the capital Tripoli out of Qaddafi's hands.
Kyrgyz security forces have impounded a huge amount of marijuana in the northern part of the country.
Two more members of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) have been released from prison pending investigation into their violent dispute with police in Yerevan last week.
The chief Iranian prosecutor has confirmed eight-year jail sentences for two U.S. citizens arrested along the Iran-Iraq border nearly two years ago.
Iraqi politicians in Baghdad are joining Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) officials in condemning three days of Turkish air strikes on Kurdish rebel bases that have hit border villages in Iraq.
Some 20 posters of jailed former Belarusian presidential candidate Andrey Sannikau appeared on walls and fences in the eastern city of Vitsebsk today.
A passenger bus careened off a road in southern Afghanistan, killing 35 people, officials said.
The United States has expressed disappointment after Belarus said it was suspending its involvement in a plan to get rid of its stockpile of highly enriched uranium with U.S. assistance.
The Russian government has confirmed that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has arrived in Russia.
Opposition activists in Syria say security forces have killed 30 or more people as the regime of President Bashar al-Assad has continued its crackdown against protesters in the face of international condemnation.
Libyan rebels say they have taken all of the strategic oil hub of Brega in the east of the country.
The Egyptian cabinet said it considers the incident a breach of the 1979 peace treaty between the two countries.