The Russian Navy's new Borei-955 class submarines will each carry 16 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM).
Members of Iraq's military and police force have started voting in provincial elections, one week before the rest of the country's voters go to the polls.
Pakistani officials say at least eight people have been killed when a bomb explosion ripped through a passenger coach in the country's northwest.
Security in Afghanistan's southeastern province of Ghazni was tight as the provincial capital is set to be declared an Islamic capital of culture in 2013.
The judge presiding over the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has withdrawn himself from the case.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has released a list of 18 U.S. officials, who it said were "implicated in human rights violations."
A 7-year-old girl has become the first confirmed case in the Chinese capital of the latest strain of bird-flu virus.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Beijing where he is expected to press Chinese leaders to exert more pressure on ally North Korea.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has met with North Korea’s ambassador to express Moscow’s concerns about Pyongyang’s recent actions.
The Kremlin website has posted the 2012 incomes of top officials and the information shows President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary earned more money than Putin.
The United States has imposed visa bans and asset freezes on 18 people, many of them Russian, who are named on what is known as the Magnitsky List.
An explosion near a school in the Daghestani city of Buinaksk has killed at least one policeman and wounded three others in the latest incident during two days of violence in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.