Russia has announced that it will send two navy vessels to the disputed Kurile Islands in the Pacific Ocean, a move likely to anger Japan, which lays claim to the islands.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says Iran is working to form a pro-regime militia inside Syria, warning that Tehran's growing presence could only aggravate the situation on the ground.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta says he is "very concerned" about recent attacks on U.S. and NATO troops by their Afghan allies and the impact of the attacks on cooperation.
An Egyptian court has sentenced 14 Islamists to death after finding them guilty of attacks last year on a police station and a bank in the Sinai Peninsula.
Egyptian President Muhammad Morsi has conferred the nation's highest award on two top generals whom he sent into retirement.
Iran's Arabic language television network has said that one of its Syria-based reporters had been abducted by rebels.
Pakistani officials say three soldiers and at least 23 militants were killed after clashes in the country's northwestern tribal areas.
A court of appeals in Ukraine's Black Sea port city of Odesa has upheld a demand by prosecutors to extradite Adam Osmayev, the main suspect in an alleged plot to assassinate Russian President Vladimir Putin, to Russia.
A wave of bomb blasts have left dozens dead and scores injured across Afghanistan.
An official in eastern Afghanistan says shelling from across the border in Pakistan has killed at least one Afghan border guard.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has described as a provocation media reports in Azerbaijan alleging that Ukraine sold multiple rocket launchers and mobile missile systems to Armenia in 2011.
Iran has said it's willing to accept foreign aid, reversing an earlier refusal for help in the aftermath of the twin August 11 earthquakes that claimed more than 300 lives.