Poland has detained former Russian prosecutor Aleksandr Ignatenko, wanted by Moscow for his alleged involvement in a network of illegal casinos.
New York's mayor has expressed outrage after a mosque was hit by a firebomb in an arson spree that police said they were investigating as a hate crime.
France's Nicolas Sarkozy will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on January 9 for talks that are likely to center on new rules to enforce budget discipline across the European Union.
Turkmenistan's first and only 3-D movie theater has fallen flat with audiences apparently tired of its one-dimensional film offerings.
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi says the Syrian military has withdrawn its forces from cities around the country but that there are still gunfire and snipers in some places.
Iran's rial has hit a new record low against the U.S. dollar, just days after the U.S. enforced new economic sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program.
The rights group Iraq Body Count (IBC) says in a new report that 4,059 civilians were killed in violent incidents last year, compared to 3,976 in 2010.
Three men have been arrested in Dushanbe in connection with the deadly New Year's Eve stabbing attack of a man dressed as Father Frost.
Fighting broke out between police and a large group of Muslims in northwestern China after authorities demolished a mosque.
Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak was wheeled into court on a stretcher for the resumption of his trial for the deaths of protesters.
South Korea’s President Lee Myung-bak says he continues to see an opportunity for better relations with North Korea following the death of longtime ruler Kim Jong Il.
Venezuela says it has successfully defended itself in an international arbitration case brought by U.S.-based Exxon Mobil and will pay only $255 million out of more than $900 million awarded to the company.