Top Tajik officials have been warned that they can get in trouble if their wives don't take part in volunteer work.
As restrictions put a crimp in high-flying efforts to expose official extravagance, Aleksei Navalny's Anticorruption Foundation is looking to up its game.
This gigantic Kazakh wedding cake -- 3 meters high, weighing some 1,500 kilos, and replete with animatronics -- has to be seen to be believed.
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.