Russia's deputy foreign minister says his country "cannot support" a draft United Nations Security Council resolution on its longstanding ally Syria.
Rustam Emomali, the 24-year-old eldest son of Tajik President Emomali Rahmon, has been appointed a member of the development committee of FIFA, the world football governing body.
Law enforcement officials in Azerbaijan have ruled that medical personnel were not to blame for the death of a prominent writer being treated in a Baku hospital.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says a Libyan diplomat who served under slain ruler Muammar Qaddafi appears to have died under torture after his arrest by an anti-Qaddafi militia.
The European Commission says deliveries of natural gas from Russia have fallen in eight countries -- Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia -- as temperatures plunged to new lows in a week-long cold snap.
Top security and defense officials are gathering in Munich, Germany, for a three-day conference focusing on global energy supplies, Europe's security role, and the Middle East.
Clashes between police and protesters have continued in the Egyptian capital for a second day as anger mounted over football-related violence that left 74 people dead.
Egyptian authorities say masked gunmen have kidnapped two American female tourists and their local tour guide in the Sinai Peninsula.
Human Rights Watch says Iranian authorities are intimidating and arresting relatives and friends of Persian-language journalists working abroad.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has vowed that the Islamic republic will not give in to international pressure to abandon its nuclear program.
The presidents of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Serbia have met in the Bosnian ski resort of Jahorina to discuss ways of fighting the organized crime that plagues their region.
British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has announced he is resigning after being told he will face criminal charges over allegations that his wife took the blame for a speed-driving offense that he had committed.