Reports said Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, who ranks second to Mullah Muhammad Omar, was arrested in a secret operation several days ago.
Dmitry Medvedev, president of Russia has invited Viktor Yanukovich, president-elect of Ukraine to visit Moscow aiming for renewed ties with Kiev.
Twelve Afghan civilians were killed Sunday when two NATO rockets aimed at Taliban insurgents missed their target.
The President of Palestine has suspended his Chief of Staff after allegations that he was involved in soliciting sex from a female job applicant.
An appellate court in Iraq has ruled that candidates who have alleged ties with the Baath Party of former leader Saddam Hussein will not be allowed to run in the national elections slated March 7.
US-led NATO troops have launched a massive offensive against insurgents in southern Afghanistan— the biggest combat operation in the country since the fall of the Taliban in 2001.
U.S., NATO, and Afghan soldiers have been preparing for the Marjah offensive. The town is considered a stronghold of the Taliban rebels.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine refused to concede defeat to rival opposition leader even if she already lost Sunday’s presidential elections.
An Iranian telecommunications official reportedly said that the country would permanently cut off access to Gmail and replace it with a government-managed e-mail service.
In his first execution of full executive powers, the acting president of Nigeria sacked the minister of justice and demoted him to a lower position.