Georgian Defense Minister Mindia Janelidze has made a visit to Afghanistan to meet with Georgian troops stationed there
Following the killing of a commander of a separatist military unit in eastern Ukraine, information has surfaced claiming the commander ran a secret prison that regularly used torture and that he was apparently killed by fellow separatists.
The trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev is set to begin January 5 after a U.S. court refused a last-minute attempt to delay or move the trial.
Defense officials in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh have accused Azerbaijan of attacks that left two ethnic Armenian soldiers dead.
Iran is denying reports that it has reached an agreement with the United States aimed at reducing Tehran's ability to make nuclear arms.
Saudi Arabia has announced that it is sending a delegation to Iraq ahead of reopening its embassy there after almost 25 years.
An Iranian draft law giving more powers to police to enforce women's compulsory wearing of the hijab has been ruled unconstitutional.
Islamic State fighters have kidnapped around 170 men in northern Iraq for burning the militant group's flags.
A suspected Al-Qaeda member charged in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in east Africa has died in federal custody, just days before his trial was to start.
Pakistani and Indian border guards exchanged fire along the disputed border region of Kashmir, killing four people, including a teenage girl.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into the killings of three Sunni clerics and the wounding of two others near the southern city of Basra.
Thousands of Hungarians have held a protest against what they view as their government moving closer to Russia.