U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have signed a strategic partnership agreement that will broadly govern relations between the two nations following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan at the end of 2014.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the United States is "deeply concerned" over the treatment of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Police say a car bomb has killed two people and wounded 16, including five paramilitary troops in Pakistan's southwest.
Macedonia's Interior Ministry says that 20 people have been arrested in connection with the murder of five Macedonians near the capital, Skopje, last month.
RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan reports that the head of the Afghan National Security Directorate, Rahmatulah Nabil has said a senior member of the Afghan Taliban has been captured and killed along with 25 other members of the militia.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen says she will not endorse either candidate in France's May 6 presidential runoff.
Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide have been gathering for Labor Day demonstrations to demand better working conditions and protest government spending cuts.
The United Nations says at least 34 children have allegedly been killed in Syria since a fragile cease-fire between President Bashar al-Assad's forces and opposition groups took hold on April 12.
Hundreds of protesters have gathered in southern Afghanistan, chanting anti-American slogans and carrying the bodies of four children they said were killed by NATO forces during a clash with the Taliban.
Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin and outgoing leader Dmitry Medvedev joined tens of thousands of people in the Russian capital Moscow participating in a march to mark the May 1 labor day holiday.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has praised Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi for agreeing to take a parliamentary oath despite her continued objection to its wording.
The U.S. government says Russia and China remain among the worst countries in the world for preventing the theft of copyrighted material and other intellectual property.