Police in Kosovo have used force to disperse hundreds of people who were blocking traffic entering from neighboring Serbia.
Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has claimed victory in a presidential election.
The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, has called for sending troops from Arab nations to "stop the killing" in Syria.
Tunisia is marking the one-year anniversary of the revolution that ousted Zine El Abidine Ben Ali from power.
Uzbek President Islam Karimov has appointed Abdulaziz Kamilov to be the country's foreign minister.
A militant attack on a police station in northwest Pakistan has left three militants dead and at least three police officers wounded.
The U.S. Marine Corps has laid the groundwork for deciding what disciplinary action will be taken in the case of an Internet video that appears to show Marine snipers urinating on dead bodies of suspected Afghan Taliban fighters.
At least 50 people have been killed in the southern Iraqi city of Basra when a suicide bomber disguised as a policeman targeted a group of Shi'ite pilgrims.
At least three people are confirmed dead and many are reported missing after a cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 people ran aground off the coast of Italy.
The EU's top economic official has criticized a decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade the credit ratings of nine eurozone countries.
A second Kyrgyz citizen has died from injuries suffered in a reported gas-tank explosion at an Italian restaurant in Moscow on January 9.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says attacks such as the killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran earlier this week are to be condemned.