Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribesmen have recaptured parts of the central city of Ramadi from Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
Ukraine's parliament has passed a sweeping antiprotest law that cracks down on street protesters.
Moscow has again urged the West to invite Iran to next week's international peace conference on Syria.
A U.S. Congressman at the forefront of efforts to punish Russian officials implicated in rights abuses says he now wants answers from the U.S. administration as to why it hasn't expanded the so-called Magnitsky list.
A court in Moscow has sent a man suspected of burning the Koran to pre-trial detention until at least March 9.
The U.S. military says it will establish an intelligence center in Bahrain to continue fighting the Afghan drug trade after 2014.
A large explosion at an Islamic center in the northern Pakistani town of Peshawar has killed at least five people and wounded more than 50 others.
Rights organizations have been criticizing Russia's banning of a U.S. journalist from the country for five years.
A Russian court has found the former deputy mayor of the Siberian city of Tulun guilty of killing a journalist who had criticized his activities, but ruled he should not go to prison.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili says he expects "provocations" from Russia ahead of the signing of an Association Agreement with the European Union.
The U.S. Marine Corps has launched an investigation after photographs were posted on a website that purportedly showed Marines burning corpses in Fallujah.
Ukraine's parliament has approved simplified procedures for detaining or arresting lawmakers.