Explosions have rocked the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, leaving at least one person dead and several others wounded.
A roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan has killed two U.S. soldiers and wounded three others.
Indonesian President-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono says he will appoint a civilian to run the country's defense ministry.
South Korea has repatriated five North Korean sailors who drifted into southern waters this week.
Singapore authorities are turning to the city-state's 40,000 taxi drivers to help them spot potential terrorists.
More than one billion Muslims across the world yesterday (Friday) began observing Ramadan, a holy month marked by fasting, prayer, and charity.
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