In an emergency meeting Friday, OPEC tries to prop up oil prices as a looming global recession dampens demand.
Could China's plan to help Pakistan build nuclear power plants be the first of many pacts in the region?
Perceived as ineffective and corrupt, the Afghan president faces an uphill battle to reelection.
While some Middle East experts say tit-for-tat cyberattacks on Islamic websites amounts to a virtual sectarian battle, others suspect third-party agitators could be the culprits.
It hopes a deal to ship Iranian gas to India via Pakistan can boost its energy supply, regional ties.
Amid growing opposition, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki called on Sunday for more time to negotiate a plan that could begin US troop withdrawals in June 2009.