The U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan has raised the possibility the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) could help in the search for two young Tajik girls who have been missing since the end of March.
Austrian energy company OMV says it purchased German company RWE's shares in the Nabucco gas-pipeline project.
A local political leader has been killed by a roadside bomb in Pakistan's northwestern Swat Valley.
In total, 55 people have been infected and 11 have died of the disease since Chinese authorities announced two weeks ago they had found the H7N9 virus in humans for the first time.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Tokyo for talks with Japanese officials on the North Korean crisis.
Activists in Syria say a government air strike on a town in the country's northwest killed at least 20 people.
Venezuelans are voting to elect a successor to President Hugo Chavez, who died in March after a two-year battle with cancer.
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The judge presiding over the retrial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has withdrawn himself from the case.