German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she will encourage Greece to pursue reforms promised as a precondition for receiving international bailout loans.
The top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan wants to see intelligence from Kabul to support its claim that spies from neighboring countries encourage Afghan troops to turn on NATO forces.
Russia's human rights ombudsman has called the prison sentences against three women from the punk group Pussy Riot "excessive."
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has instructed the government to adopt an "economy of resistance" to confront Western sanctions over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.
Reports say flash floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed more than 20 people in northern Pakistan.
Tajikistan's Supreme Court has sentenced a former senior official at the Presidential Drugs Control Agency to 18 years in prison on charges of involvement in drugs smuggling.
Ukraine's State Security Service says two men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the operation of an illegal tunnel across the Ukraine-Slovakia border.
Amnesty International says civilians in the Syria's largest city of Aleppo are "enduring a horrific level of violence" as battles between government and rebel forces rage.
State-run media in Kyrgyzstan have reported that visiting Turkish President Abdullah Gul was forced to cut short his official trip to Bishkek because of health concerns.
Officials in Pakistan say militants have shot dead three police officers in Pakistan's troubled northwest.
Russia's Federal Narcotics Control Service has announced the seizure of more than 200 kilograms of heroin from Afghanistan in the Moscow region.
An appellate court in Ukraine's Black Sea port city of Odesa has upheld prosecutors' demands to extradite Kazakh citizen Ilya Pyanzin to Russia.