Algeria's state news agency APS says that the military operation to free hostages at a remote desert gas facility has ended.
Senior inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iranian officials have ended two days of talks in Tehran with no sign of a breakthrough.
Jailed Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh has been temporarily freed by the authorities.
Islamic cleric Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the organizer of antigovernment demonstrations in Islamabad, has reached an agreement with the Pakistani government to end a four-day rally of his supporters.
Tens of thousands have attended the funeral in Dyarbakir, Turkey, for three Kurdish women activists shot dead in Paris last week.
The International Olympic Committee has stripped Lance Armstrong of an Olympic cycling bronze from the 2000 Summer Olympics in the wake of his doping disqualification.
Hundreds of demonstrators in Georgia's western city of Zugdidi have demanded the immediate resignation of President Mikheil Saakashvili.
U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake says talks about the future use of the Manas transit center in Kyrgyzstan are continuing.
More than 100 civilians reportedly were executed near the central Syrian city of Homs during a government military operation earlier this week.
A Pakistani government delegation has opened talks with Islamic cleric Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the organizer of this week's antigovernment demonstrations in Islamabad.
The Facebook social network and RFE/RL's website in Tajik are inaccessible in Tajikistan again.