At least 10 people were killed and 11 others wounded on Monday in a suicide car bomb attack targeting police in Iraq's eastern province of Wasit, a provincial police source said.
Syria will hold a presidential election on June 3, the speaker of parliament said on Monday, setting a date for a vote likely to give President Bashar al-Assad a third term.
A US drone raid on early Saturday killed 16 al-Qaida militants and five civilians in Yemen' s southeastern province of al-Bayda.
Jordan's ambassador to Libya was kidnapped on Tuesday morning after masked gunmen attacked his car and shot his driver, a spokesman for Libya's foreign ministry said.
An Afghan deputy minister of public works was kidnapped Tuesday morning in northern Kabul.
Iran requested a special meeting of a UN committee on the United States' refusal to grant a visa to Tehran's new UN ambassador appointee.
Iran will sue the United States over its decision to deny an entry visa to Tehran's newly-proposed ambassador to the United Nations, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Monday.
Teheran to take up case with the world body as old wounds reopen
The spokesman for Iran's mission to the UN said the US decision to deny a visa for an Iranian newly-proposed ambassador to the UN is "regrettable".
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly in September, President Barack Obama declared the pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian peace one of the two main US foreign policy priorities for his second term.
The United States notified Iran's government on Tuesday that Tehran's pick for a new U.N. envoy is "not viable," a day after the U.S. Senate voted against letting the diplomat enter the country.
Voting was peaceful during the first hours of Afghanistan's presidential election on Saturday, with only isolated attacks on polling stations as the country embarked on the first democratic transfer of power since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.