Uzbekistan held a second round of parliamentary elections in 22 districts where no candidate received the needed amount of votes to win outright in the December 21 first round
Reports are just now emerging that a Taliban delegation visited Beijing recently for talks with Chinese officials
A U.S. drone strike targeting a Pakistani Taliban commander in northwest Pakistan has reportedly killed at least six militants
The Kremlin-backed head of Russia's Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, says there is no need to worry that militants fighting for the Islamic State (IS) group will join insurgents in the North Caucasus.
On January 3, a court rejected a bid by Tsarnaev's lawyers to delay the trial or move it out of Boston, the U.S. city where the attack occurred in April 2013.
Iran's president has suggested he may seek to bypass the country's conservative institutions by holding direct voting on issues of national concern.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) plans to double the number of monitors it has in Ukraine by the end of this month.
A 20-year-old player with a soccer team in Russia's Daghestan region has been shot dead while driving through his home village.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has asked Australia to step up military assistance, saying more weapons and faster training are needed for the fight against Islamic State militants.
Pakistan's military says fresh air strikes in restive tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan have left 31 militants dead.
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.