Syria's state news agency, Sana, reports Damascus has agreed to extend by one month the mandate of the Arab League observer mission there.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reduced its projection for global financial growth in 2012 and predicts the debt-plagued eurozone will fall into a "mild recession."
A probe into a scandal threatening Pakistan's president appears at risk of collapsing after a panel of judges ruled out traveling abroad to hear testimony from the key witness.
U.S. President Barack Obama has nominated Tracey Ann Jacobson, a former envoy to both Tajikistan (2006-2009) and Turkmenistan (2003-2006), to become the next U.S. ambassador to Kosovo.
U.S. President Barack Obama used his State of the Union speech to lay out his strategy for economic recovery and job creation in America. "America is back," he said.
Egypt's military ruler has announced plans to lift the country's decades-old state of emergency.
Turkey has denounced as “racist" and "discriminatory” a new French measure making it a criminal offense to deny that a genocide of Armenians by Ottoman Turks occurred.
Officials in Afghanistan say heavy snow and avalanches in the country's far northeast have killed at least 46 people during the past week.
When one of the world's most beloved Pashtun singers announced that she was giving up music to follow her faith, it came as more than a shock to fans and supporters -- some took it as a national tragedy.
A Serbian human rights group says Serbia's new army chief of staff committed war crimes against civilians in Kosovo during the 1998-99 war.
Russia has purchased 60 armored vehicles from Italy.
Romanian President Traian Basescu has sworn in a new foreign minister, a day after Prime Minister Emil Boc sacked his predecessor over disparaging remarks about street protesters.