A retired British businessman has been sentenced by a U.S. court to 33 months in prison for trying to buy missile parts and resell them to Iran.
Serbia says it is ready to loosen its control over Serb-populated areas of northern Kosovo in what could mark a major concession by Belgrade as it pushes for talks on joining the European Union.
Moldova's prime minister has called for the resignation of the country's top prosecutor following his flight from the country after the death of a man in a hunting incident.
Iran says its sole nuclear power plant is now linked to the national energy grid at full capacity after having to be taken off-line for two months.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is accusing antigovernment protesters of abusing their freedoms and causing "chaos."
Tehran said during the summer that some of the captive Iranians had been in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, but insisted that they were retired.
Kazakhstan's leading media rights group, A Just Word, has announced its decision to stop monitoring free speech issues in the country.
In Kyrgyzstan's southern Osh region, a dispute over a theft turned into a clash between more than 100 local citizens and Chinese workers.
Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has passed a law criminalizing an ancient tribal marriage custom.
All border posts around Uzbekistan's Sokh exclave inside Kyrgyzstan remain closed.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has begun a four-day visit to the United States.
Venezuela's Supreme Court has upheld an indefinite delay of President Hugo Chavez's inauguration to a new term, saying his current administration can continue in office as an interim administration.