Pakistani officials say an explosion on a bus in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi has killed at least four people and wounded more than 40.
The Moscow City Court has announced a two-year reduction in the prison sentences for former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner, Platon Lebedev.
Tajikistan's parliament has passed the country's first law specifically targeting domestic violence.
Doctors treating Iraqi President Jalal Talabani at a Baghdad hospital say he will be flown to Germany for further treatment after suffering a reported stroke.
Officials in Afghanistan's eastern Nangarhar Province say actor and film director Zahir Armani has been found dead after being kidnapped earlier this week.
Six workers for a polio-eradication campaign in Pakistan have been shot dead, prompting a suspension of the vaccination program there.
Violence in Pakistan has left at least 22 people dead, with a bombing in the northwest tribal region, a Taliban attack on Pakistani soldiers, and a shooting apparently related to sectarian problems in the southwest.
The leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), successful businessman Gagik Tsarukian, has announced his decision not to run as a candidate in the country's upcoming presidential election.
A court in Almaty has fined the editor in chief of a banned opposition newspaper for using another newspaper's pages for her weekly's materials.
A doctor in Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan Province has apparently been abducted.
Afghan lawmakers are in Islamabad for two days of talks on bilateral relations with Pakistan.
The Youth Initiative for Human Rights has staged mock burials in Bosnia-Herzegovina's three largest cities to mark international Human Rights Day.