Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used a speech at the World Economic Forum to warn the world not to trust Iranian claims about the Islamic republic's nuclear program.
A U.S. military commander in Afghanistan has predicted more attacks like the suicide assault last week in Kabul that killed 21 civilians.
Police in northwestern Pakistan say at least six people have been killed in the explosion of a car bomb in the city of Peshawar.
A bill adopted by the Russian Duma lengthens the maximum prison term for participating in extremist activities.
Members of Pakistan's minority Shi'ite Muslim community have staged demonstrations in several cities, demanding authorities crack down on militants blamed for deadly attacks targeting Shi'a.
In an interview with CNN, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said security at the upcoming Winter Olympics is a concern but that problems confronting Sochi are no greater than for other Olympic Games.
Baku has accused Armenia of violating a cease-fire along the border with Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Appeals judges at the UN war crimes tribunal in The Hague have reduced the sentences of three high-ranking Serb political, military, and police officials for atrocities committed against ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 conflict in Kosovo.
Iraq's Justice Ministry says 11 people convicted of terrorist offenses have been hanged to death.
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has reportedly called on feuding Islamic groups in Syria to stop attacking each other and focus on ousting the Syrian government.
The U.S.-based rights watchdog Freedom House says Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan are among countries that experienced "serious setbacks" in political rights and civil liberties during 2013.
A court in the northern Kazakh region of Qostanai has ruled to uphold a decision to award compensation to a man who was tortured by police in 2007.