Iraq has formally asked authorities in the semi-autonomous northern Kurdish region to hand over Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi and 12 of his entourage to face charges of running death squads.
An Afghan Foreign Ministry spokesman says Kabul is planning to open an embassy in Greece by the end of March to help deal with illegal Afghan migrants there.
The Philippine president, Benigno Aquino, has warned of a possible terrorist attack during an annual Catholic procession in Manila.
The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization says the country's underground uranium-enrichment facility "will be operational in the near future."
The candidates competing for the Republican Party's nomination for U.S. president have held a debate ahead of the next vote in the contest.
Nigeria's president has appealed for calm following a series of deadly attacks on Christians suspected of being carried out by Islamist militants.
The United States has acknowledged the Iranian government’s statement welcoming the U.S. Navy's rescue of 13 Iranian fisherman from pirates the Persian Gulf.
The trip will take Mahmud Ahmadinejad to Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba, and Ecuador -- all countries that "resist the oppression" of the United States and share "an anticolonialist view," he said just before flying out.
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said such cyberattacks were a "breach of sovereignty comparable to a terrorist operation," and warned that Israel has the capability to strike back.
The Syrian opposition has called on the Arab League to admit that the observer mission has failed, and has urged that the Syrian matter be handed over to the United Nations.
The secretary-general of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights has been quoted as saying that homosexuality is a disease.
Syria has held funerals for 26 victims of a Damascus suicide bombing that the government says was a terrorist attack but opponents accuse the administration of staging.