7 January 2006 -- Iran and Russia have held talks in Tehran on a Russian proposal to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia, vowing afterward to continue their meetings on 8 January.
7 January 2006 -- Turkish Health Minister Recep Akdag has announced the detection of bird flu in a fourth person, who he said was undergoing hospital treatment.
What might be the impact of Ariel Sharon's likely departure from the political scene on Israel's current regional policy?
7 January 2006 -- The European Commission announced today that results of laboratory tests in Britain confirm that the strain of bird flu that killed at least two people in eastern Turkey this week is the deadly H5N1 type.
7 January 2006 -- Iran's "Etemad" newspaper reports today that an 18-year-old woman has been sentenced to death by hanging for killing a man she said was trying to rape her.
7 January 2006 -- Iranian and Russian officials launched closed-door meetings in Tehran on 7 January to discuss Iran's contentious nuclear program.
6 January 2006 -- Thousands of Iraqi Shi’ites demonstrated today in Baghdad against the U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Sunni Arabs after attacks this week killed more than 200 people, mostly Shi’ites.
6 January 2006 -- The European Union is to introduce new laws to combat the illegal trade in caviar within a matter of months.
6 January 2006 -- More than 120 people were killed and 200 wounded in three suicide attacks in Iraq yesterday, the bloodiest day since last month's parliamentary election.
5 January 2006 -- World leaders had mixed reactions today to the news that Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is critically ill.
5 January 2006 – Talks between the UN nuclear agency and Iranian officials to discuss Tehran's nuclear program failed to materialize after the Iranian delegation failed to show up at a meeting scheduled for 5 January.
Officials are meeting at IAEA headquarters in Vienna (CTK)
5 January 2006 -- Iranian and UN officials are meeting in Vienna today for more talks on Tehran's contentious nuclear program.