Lebanon's pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud is holding talks with parliamentary deputies to form a new government, following last week's resignation of Prime Minister Omar Karameh's cabinet in the face of growing anti-Syria protests.
Iraqi police say at least two people were killed and more than a dozen others wounded in a suicide truck bombing and insurgent gunfire in central Baghdad today (Wednesday).
Chechen rebels are vowing to to press on with their fight for independence from Russia, after the death of separatist leader Aslan Maskhadov.
Thailand's parliament has elected Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to a second four-year term.
A Thai court has sentenced a Cambodian woman to 50 years in jail for selling other women into sex slavery.
A spokesman for Indonesia's navy says five of its warships have left a disputed area in the Sulawesi Sea ahead of talks today (Wednesday) with Malaysia.
Vietnamese health officials say an 81-year-old man who has two grandchildren suffering from bird flu has tested positive for the virus himself.
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