Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has warned of tough action against anyone trying to disrupt Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip.
Iraq's parliament has set a new deadline for a draft constitution, after negotiators failed to agree on a charter by the midnight Monday deadline.
Japanese officials say at least 56 people were injured in the powerful earthquake that struck northern Japan earlier today (Tuesday).
A delegation of North Korean lawmakers has paid a first-ever visit to South Korea's National Assembly.
Indonesia's president says he is ready to bring an end to the four-decade old insurgency in the province of Papua, now that a peace deal has been reached with Aceh separatists.
The Asian Development Bank has given Thailand a grant to help fight money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
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