More fighting has been reported in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, where Islamist gunmen continue to hold parts of two cities.
A spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai has accused the United States of failing to support the peace process.
Officials at the University of Peshawar in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province have cited security concerns as the reasons behind the cancelation of an event celebrating a book by teenage activist Malala Yousafzai.
Ukraine's parliament has repealed controversial antiprotest laws in a move aimed at defusing two months of unrest and an alarming escalation of violence.
In a reversal of position, a majority of lawmakers from Pakistan's governing Muslim League Nawaz party now say they back a military offensive against the Pakistani Taliban.
Unknown individuals have seriously damaged a monument commemorating victims of the deportation of the Crimean Tatars in Ukraine's Crimea region.
Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribesmen have continued their multipronged attacks against Al-Qaeda-linked militants and antigovernment forces in the restive western Anbar Province.
There has been international condemnation of sweeping legislation to curb protests in Ukraine, with the European Union and United States expressing "deep concern" over the measure.
Ukraine's parliament has approved simplified procedures for detaining or arresting lawmakers.
Unknown assailants have shot dead a local Serbian politician in the ethnically divided northern town of Mitrovica.
The newly elected mayor of Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh says he will not allow lawlessness.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says a permanent military base for Pakistan's army is to be set up in the Swat Valley, a troubled area in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.