Iran's runoff presidential election is under way, with voters choosing between one of the Islamic republic's most experienced political veterans and a younger rival known for his hardline policies.
Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari meets with President Bush today (Friday) in Washington. The talks are expected to focus on Iraq's political future and the training of the country's security forces.
Japanese Prime Miniter Junichiro Koizumi says Japanese troops will stay in Iraq for humanitarian support despite explosion Thursday that
damaged a military vehicle outside their base.
Top North Korean envoys returned home from Seoul today (Friday) without setting a date for the resumption of six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Singapore's foreign minister says Burma might give up its turn as chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations next year to act in the best interest of the group.
Thai police say a middle-aged couple were found shot and nearly decapitated in Thailand's troubled Muslim-dominated south, where five other people have been beheaded this week.
An international team of experts is in Vietnam to study the likelihood of greater human-to-human transmission of the bird flu virus.
A Malaysian man has been convicted of beating to death his Indonesian maid while another has been imprisoned for raping his Indonesian maid with the help of his wife.
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