Ukraine's parliament has opened an emergency session to debate the country's disputed presidential run-off election.
Leading Iraqi political groups have called for a delay in national elections scheduled for January 30th because of ongoing violence in the country.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers are finalizing a free trade agreement in meetings taking place in the capital of Laos to prepare for an annual summit.
Burma's military government says it has fulfilled a pledge to release thousands of jail inmates this weel, but there were few political prisoners among them.
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