Still reeling from economic protests, Iran's leader decides to send $2.5 billion from a reserve fund to the military.
A Japanese comic-book artist is serving hard time in Belarus after vintage gun parts he brought into the country were taken as evidence of "arms smuggling."
A multimillion-dollar ski resort in Russia's southern republic of Chechnya had to shell out more money to bring snow for its grand opening this week.
Russia's Culture Ministry has barred a black comedy about the death of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, arguing that is extremist and insulting.
A help center for HIV-positive women in the Tajik capital says it has helped several couples to meet, marry, and start a family life.
A Ukrainian photographer captures a decade in the life of one park bench.
Attacks against the challenger to Czech President Milos Zeman step up as voters head toward a runoff vote.
Iran's mistrustful public has long chafed at official effort to push them onto Iranian-made apps when foreign ones are available, despite the obstacles.
A new bill necessitates a new name for a four-year military campaign against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Just which one is up for debate.
Some Iranians are miffed that officials unveiled the extravagant, religiously inscribed replica just days after protests over poverty and an ailing economy.
The leader of Russia's nationwide truckers protest says his fledgling presidential election campaign, which he hoped would attract attention to his cause, fell victim to police interference.
The Russian weapon design was dubbed the "doomsday machine" when its plans were first glimpsed in a Russian state TV report in 2015. Now a U.S. nuclear policy document confirms Moscow's apparent intentions to build it.