Ukraine's acting president has ordered the armed forces to be put on combat alert, as the United States, EU, and NATO called on Russia not to deploy armed forces in Ukraine.
The trial of Muhammad Morsi, Egypt's ousted Islamist-backed president, and his top aides for the killing of protesters in 2012 has been adjourned after a defense lawyer demanded judges dismiss themselves for alleged bias.
Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharian said in Yerevan on March 1 that his country will accomplish all necessary tasks by mid-April in order to join the CIS Customs Union, which also includes Belarus and Kazakhstan.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman Shahidullah Shahid has announced a monthlong cease-fire in an attempt to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks with Pakistan's government.
Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca says tensions between pro-Russian Crimeans and pro-European Ukrainians are reminiscent to Moldovans of their own separatist conflict involving Transdniester.
Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski has cut short a visit to Tehran to deal with Ukraine's deepening Crimea crisis after the suspected deployment of Russian troops in Crimea.
Bomb attacks have killed at least 11 police officers who were protecting polio-vaccination teams in Pakistan's restive northwest.
Three soldiers from Pakistan's Frontier Corps and six militants have been killed during separate incidents in Pakistan's volatile Balochistan Province.
Kosovo will play its first FIFA-approved soccer game when it plays Haiti on March 1.
A senior U.S. administration official says President Barack Obama could boycott the G8 summit in Sochi scheduled for June if there is military intervention by Russian forces in Ukraine.
Russia's parliament has approved President Vladimir Putin's request to use armed forces in Ukraine, following a request for support by the pro-Russian prime minister of the Crimea region.
U.S. President Barack Obama said he is deeply concerned about reports of Russian military movements in Ukraine.