Iran has opened formal registration for presidential hopefuls in the upcoming June 12 election. Former premier Mir Hossein Mousavi (right) and Mohsen Rezai, former head of the Revolutionary Guards, have already announced plans to run.
US President Barack Obama is seeking an additional $1.5 billion for each of the next five years for civilian projects in Pakistan as part of a broader US strategy for the region. The funding will primarily go to building roads, schools and hospitals.
Turkish officials say an attack on a wedding party in mainly Kurdish south-eastern Turkey that left 44 people dead was most likely the result of a family blood feud. Eight people have been detained in connection with the assault.
At least 45 people were killed in an attack on a wedding party a village of Mardin in southeastern Turkey, a mainly Kurdish area, on Monday. Turkish officials have ruled out that terrorists could be involved.
Nepal's Maoist premier has resigned over the crisis following his dismissal of the head of the army for refusing to integrate former Maoist rebels into the ranks. Nepal's centrist president told General Rookmangud Katawal (pictured) to remain.
British officials say they will continue to seek legal representation for a pregnant Briton facing drugs charges in Laos. If convicted under Laotian law, Samantha Orobator, 20, could face the death penalty by firing squad.
US President Barack Obama will meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Wednesday amid growing US concern about the war against the Taliban and fears over the stability of Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal.
Nepal's ruling Maoists warn that a row over the decision to sack the country's army chief for refusing to integrate former Maoist rebels into the ranks threatens the peace process. Nepal's centrist president has told the general to stay in his post.
According to media reports, the Australian government is contemplating delaying its ambitious carbon-trade scheme by one year. It would buy more time to win approval from industry and respond to accusations that it may hamper recovery.