The International Space Station will continue operations for an additional four years, or until 2024, U.S. space agency NASA has announced.
The apparent departure by militants suggested there would be no need for major battles to reclaim two Iraqi cities in the western Anbar Province invaded last week by the Al-Qaeda-linked fighters.
Orbital Sciences, a private Virginia company, says a major solar flare has forced it to postpone the launch of its unmanned rocket, the Antares, to supply the International Space Station (ISS).
Author Rafiq Tagi, who also worked as a freelance reporter for RFE/RL, was stabbed by an unknown assailant in November 2011, but his condition had improved before his sudden death in his hospital bed.
A Croatian court has ordered the extradition to Germany of the country’s former intelligence chief, Josip Perkovic, in connection with the killing in 1983 of Yugoslav dissident Stjepan Djurekovic.
Eight people have been killed in a fire that broke out in a jewelry factory in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.
At least five people have been killed and several more injured in an explosion at a location near Tehran where record-breaking Iranian director Masud Dehnamaki was filming.
Picketers and government ministers have protested a statement by Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II suggesting children born by surrogate mothers or through artificial insemination will be "problematic" in their adulthood.
Moscow's two main international airports have announced a total ban on liquids in carry-on baggage amid a security crackdown ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Greece has officially taken over the rotating six-month presidency of the European Union amid tightened security in the capital ahead of ceremonies.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has again urged Al-Qaeda-linked militants in the western province of Anbar to surrender.
An alleged member of an international jihadist group has been apprehended in Kyrgyzstan.