U.N. special envoy Terje Roed-Larsen says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has committed himself to a full withdrawal of Syrian troops from Lebanon.
The United States says it will support a European proposal to offer Iran limited economic incentives in exchange for its abandoning nuclear enrichment activities.
The United States says it is "deeply troubled" by reports China is involuntarily returning North Korean refugees to their home country.
Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian has called for a massive demonstration to protest China's proposed anti-secession bill.
Australia has joined the United States in warning citizens to stay away from a shopping mall in the Indonesian capital that may be a terrorist target.
Officials in Hanoi say at least 10 people have been killed and more than 100 injured -- some seriously -- in a train crash in central Vietnam.
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