The speaker of Iraq's parliament says negotiations on a constitution will continue, to give Shi'ites, Kurds and Sunni Arabs more time to reach a consensus.
Sri Lanka's Supreme Court has ruled that President Chandrika
Kumaratunga's second and final term ends this year, setting the stage for new elections.
Uzbekistan's Senate has given final approval to a government order for the withdrawal of U.S. military forces from the country.
Pakistan has sentenced five people to death for plotting to kill President Pervez Musharraf two years ago.
Cartoonist Chit Swe, a member of Burma's pro-democracy opposition, has been released from a Rangoon jail after serving a one-month sentence.
The United Nations has announced that Michelle Lee of China will be the U.N. official in charge of assistance to the tribunal that will try Cambodia's former Khmer Rouge leaders.
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