Montenegro's parliament has ratified a pact on NATO membership, marking a historic turn toward the West amid protests from traditional ally Russia and the country's pro-Russian political opposition.
About 200 protesters have stormed into Macedonia's parliament building and beaten leading lawmakers after an alliance of Social Democrats and ethnic Albanian parties approved a new speaker of parliament.
A district court in Baku has begun hearings into a demand by Azerbaijan's government to block the websites of five independent media outlets, including the website of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service.
Moldovan Transport and Roads Infrastructure Minister Iurie Chirinciuc has been detained on corruption charges, the latest in a string of arrests on suspicion of graft in the economically struggling country.
A Russian court has sentenced a Crimean Tatar man to 12 years in prison, drawing swift condemnation from Ukraine for what Kyiv called a politically motivated ruling.
A relative of late Uzbek President Islam Karimov has been moved from jail to house arrest in Kyiv, where he was detained in January.
Activists in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk have mounted a petition campaign against plans to build a Russian Orthodox church in the city center on the bank of the Yenisei River.
Journalists with state-run media outlets in Tajikistan say they have been instructed to use President Emomali Rahmon's full, lengthy title in reports about him.
Commemoration ceremonies have been held in Armenia to mark the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 102 years ago.
A Kyrgyz diplomat has visited an injured victim of a shooting in Russia that the Russian authorities say they believe was a hate crime.
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has arrived in Afghanistan, making an unannounced visit to assess the needs in the war against Taliban and other militants.