(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
INDIA/PAKISTAN: Watching events following attack by suspected Kashmiri separatist guerrillas that killed at least 27 near Jammu.
PAKISTAN: Anti-terrorism court in Hyderabad expected to deliver verdict in the case against four men accused of kidnapping and murdering the American journalist, Daniel Pearl.
AFGHANISTAN: US Deputy Secretary of Defence Paul Wolfowitz arrives from Turkey for talks with Afghan leader Hamid Karzai, Foreign Minister Abdollah Abdollah and Defense Minister Mohammad Qasim Fahim (Afghan sources)
INDIA: Presidential elections take place. Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) coalition candidate A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, founder of India's nuclear missile programme tipped as favourite over left-wing candidate Indian National Army veteran Capt Lakshmi Sahgal (Indian news agency PTI)
CHINA: British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw meets President Jiang Zemin and vice premier Qian Qichen. Also expected to hold talks with Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan (-16) (Chinese news agency Xinhua)
JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/ASIA-PACIFIC: Naval forces from Japan and South Korea …