Croatians went to vote on January 22 on whether to join the European Union in 2013. Opinion polls suggest most Croatians will vote "Yes" to joining the EU. (Reuters video)
Thousands of people have demonstrated against the government in Chisinau, demanding fresh elections and better living conditions in Moldova.
The European Union is set to widen its sanctions against Iran when the club's foreign ministers meet in Brussels on January 23.
Taliban militants have released a video showing the execution of 15 Pakistani soldiers whose bodies were found earlier this month in northwestern Pakistan.
Russia drilled more oil than ever last year since the collapse of the Soviet Union more than 20 years ago.
Violence has erupted in Bahrain between protesters and security forces.
Human Rights Watch has warned that Iraq is falling back into authoritarianism and headed towards becoming a police state.
The Iranian government has said the country's nuclear program is peaceful, rejecting remarks by French President Nicolas Sarkozy that Tehran was pursuing a nuclear bomb.
Pakistan's Maritime Security Agency has said that it has detained 31 Indian fishermen and seized their 14 boats for fishing in Pakistan's territorial waters in the Arabian Sea.
Newt Gingrich appears to have won the primary in South Carolina.
Croatians have voted in favor of joining the European Union by a large majority, albeit with turnout below 50 percent.
A panel of foreign ministers from Arab League countries have begun closed-door talks in Cairo to hear a report from the League's heavily criticized observer mission in Syria.