The United States has announced it's providing $280 million to Pakistan in order to address the country's worsening energy shortfall.
The General Assembly has adopted a majority resolution condemning the Syrian government's use of "heavy weapons" and its failure to withdraw forces from civilian areas.
Afghanistan's only female athlete at the London Games has bowed out after coming last in the 100-meter sprint.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has rejected a new law aimed at protecting the president, prime minister and other high-ranking officials from contempt proceedings.
Georgian media have reported that former Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Gomiashvili was found dead in his apartment in Tbilisi.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has posted a message on his Twitter account that said his country's ambassador to Belarus has been expelled.
A roadside bomb has killed four Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad.
Afghan officials say an Afghan soldier and a female civilian were killed when hundreds of suspected Taliban militants launched simultaneous attacks on the eastern province of Konar, along the border with Pakistan.
Opposition politicians and activists in Belarus have handed a petition to President Alyaksandr Lukashenka demanding the immediate release of Ales Byalyatski, the jailed chairman of the Minsk-based Vyasna human rights center.
Russian oligarch Aleksandr Lebedev says he is considering selling his business assets in Russia, where he fears a jail sentence in a criminal case he denounces as politically motivated.
A former opposition presidential candidate in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region is launching a new opposition group.
The Russian news agencies ITAR-TASS and Interfax report that three Russian naval vessels are en route to the Syrian port of Tartus where the ships are expected to dock in a few days.