In a phone conversation with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia over Egypt unrest on Wednesday, US President Barack Obama called for "immediate steps toward an orderly transition" in the most populous nation of the Arab world.
Extreme weather, improved living standards and increased global liquidity have pushed up food prices in emerging markets, experts say, but the risk of a jump in speculative demand for grain remains low.
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that the recent clashes with Thailand in the disputed border areas was "a real war", adding that there would be no more bilateral talks.
Japanese college students raise their fists at a rally in Tokyo Feb 8, 2011. About 1,500 students from business schools attended the rally to boost their morale ahead of their job hunt.
Senior colonels from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea met at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama has finally kicked his smoking habit, first lady Michelle Obama said on Tuesday.
US top military officer on Tuesday unveiled the 2011 National Military Strategy.
Thai and Cambodian troops stood on high alert on Tuesday after clashing in disputed jungle around a 11th-century Hindu temple, as both sides face intense regional diplomatic pressure to lay down arms.
The ROK and DPRK began Tuesday preliminary military talks aimed at discussing holding high-level military talks in their first major contact following the artillery exchange.
Cambodian and Thai troops clashed briefly on Monday for a fourth straight day as UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for "maximum restraint" in a border dispute that has claimed six lives.
Sudan's president on Monday said he accepted a southern vote for independence in a referendum that is set to create Africa's newest state.