The Pakistani military says "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops has killed a Pakistani soldier in the latest violation of a ceasefire in disputed Kashmir.
Two Afghan lawmakers have traded blows during a parliamentary session in Kabul. A verbal dispute between Kandahar deputy Mohammad Naim Lalai and Herat deputy Farhad Majidi on January 15 escalated into a physical fight that lasted several minutes.
A gunman has killed a senior judge in Daghestan in Russia's restive North Caucasus region.
Georgian Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze has rejected allegations that her country's new authorities were applying "selective justice" by prosecuting members of the previous government on suspicion of corruption.
Pakistani Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar says international terrorists are exploiting social media to radicalize local populations.
Russia, the world's second-largest weapons exporter, has granted a $1 billion loan to Bangladesh for purchases of Russian weapons.
A married couple has gone on trial in Germany for allegedly spying for Russia.
Kazakhstan's Supreme Court has reduced the sentences of three men convicted for their roles in a high-profile violent mass protest in the western town of Shetpe in December 2011.
Belarus's authoritarian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says he lives in an old residence and has bought a plane secondhand from Turkmenistan in order to save money.
The head of an International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) delegation says he hopes to gain access to Iran's Parchin military complex during talks in Tehran this week.
A Sunni member of the Iraqi parliament has been killed by a suicide bomber in the country's western province of Anbar.
Dozens of people have been reported killed in twin explosions at the university in Syria's northern city of Aleppo.