At least 23 people have died in two suicide bombs in the same street in Ramadi, provincial capital of Anbar. Anbar Governor Qassim Mohammed was injured; initial reports that he had been killed have been denied.
In a marked shift from previous positions, senior Obama administration officials now say they are starting to see an al Qaeda connection to the attempted terror attack on a U.S.-bound airliner.
Russia needs "to develop offensive weapons systems" to counter US missile defences and maintain the strategic balance, PM Vladimir Putin says. Otherwise, the United States would feel "completely protected" and able to "do whatever they want", Mr Putin added.
China has taken the British government to task for criticising the execution of a British national for drug smuggling. Akmal Shaikh, 53, was put to death by lethal injection for trafficking four kilograms of heroin.
At least 20 people have been killed and dozens injured in a suicide bomb attack on a Shia Muslim march in the Pakistani city of Karachi, officials say. Hundreds of people had been part of the procession at the time of the blast.
One of India's most important high-tech states has been thrown into turmoil by a sex scandal involving its 84-year-old governor. Andhra Pradesh has been shocked by the resignation of governor ND Tiwari,
More than 15 people were killed in riots that rocked Tehran during massive anti-government rallies, official media reported. State television said 10 of those killed during Sunday's fierce clashes in the Iranian capital were members of "anti-