Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he will comply with a UN Security Council resolution and destroy his regime's chemical arsenal.
The prime ministers of India and Pakistan have agreed to reduce violence along the Line of Control that divides the disputed region of Kashmir.
Militants have launched a coordinated suicide and car bomb attack on security services headquarters in the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region, killing six security officers.
Iran has submitted "Le Passe," the latest film from director Asghar Farhadi, for consideration as best foreign language film in the U.S. Oscar Awards.
Reports from Syria say at least 12 people, most of them students, were killed by an air strike September 29 that hit a secondary school in rebel-held Raqqa.
Israel says it has detained an Iranian-born Belgian citizen on suspicion of spying for Iran.
Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran is willing to discuss limits to its uranium enrichment but will not suspend the process completely.
A Russian artist posing as an aide to Tajik President Emomali Rahmon says a number of prominent British galleries were ready to sell high-priced works of art to the Central Asian leader using offshore accounts.
Pakistani officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed at least three militants in
Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan, one of seven tribal agencies along the Afghan border.
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch has been lit in Olympia, the Greek birthplace of the ancient olympics, as it begins what is to be the longest torch relay in the modern competition's history.
Pakistani officials say a double bomb explosion at a market has killed at least 42 people and injured over 100 more in the country's restive northwest.
Iran has reportedly agreed to cooperate with Argentina to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center