U.S. authorities say an associate of convicted Russian arms smuggler Viktor Bout has been arrested in Australia.
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the United States and Afghanistan have reached the "last chapter" in their effort to establish a sovereign Afghanistan that can provide its own security.
The U.S. Treasury Department is calling on U.S. banks to more closely monitor financial exchange houses and trading companies in the Middle East and elsewhere for Iranian attempts to circumvent economic sanctions.
An international consortium developing Azerbaijan's Caspian natural gas sector reportedly has agreed in principle to acquire 50 percent of the company operating the Nabucco pipeline.
The U.S. government says it is still not ready to release photographs taken of slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's body because they still could lead to violence.
Activists in Azerbaijan are calling for a mass gathering on Baku's Fountains Square on January 12 to raise awareness about the deaths of young conscripts in the Azerbaijani army.
The Pakistani military says Indian troops shot and killed a Pakistani soldier in the third deadly cross-border incident reported in five days in the disputed region of Kashmir.
A court of appeals in Tbilisi has overturned an 11-year prison sentence imposed on former Defense Minister Irakli Okruashvili.
Explosions claimed by sectarian and separatist militant groups have killed 115 people and wounded dozens of others in what's been described as one of the bloodiest single days in Pakistan in recent years.
A new study by Britain's Institution of Mechanical Engineers says the "staggering" amount of wasted food is a result of unnecessarily strict sell-by dates, "buy one get one free" special offers, and Western consumer pickiness.
Activists in Georgia say they have collected more than 1 million signatures on a petition calling for the resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico, and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt have ended a private visit to North Korea.