Residents of North Waziristan are reportedly fleeing the region ahead of an expected army operation after a series of military strikes during the past week.
Serbian Deputy Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic says he will push the government to call for early elections to be held in March.
Egypt's Health Ministry has reported that at least 49 people were killed around the country on January 25 as the country marked the third anniversary of the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak.
A suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army bus in Kabul on January 26.
Iraqi officials say bombings and shelling in and around Baghdad on January 25 killed at least 12 people.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he will not sign a security pact with the United States unless Washington launches a genuine peace process with Taliban insurgents.
An international envoy has reported some progress at the peace talks in Geneva between representatives of the Syrian government and the opposition.
A bomb has exploded near a police academy in Cairo.
A rally in support of Ukrainian antigovernment protesters was held on January 24 in Armenia's capital, Yerevan.
Ukrainian opposition leaders have vowed to continue their struggle hours after President Viktor Yanukovych offered them two senior posts to defuse a widening crisis.
U.S. officials have discussed with their Russian counterparts security at the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has hit at criticism that the United States was retreating from the Middle East and the rest of the world.