Opposition activist Aleksei Navalny has called on backers to join an "anti-idiocy" campaign after a supporter was fined for publishing photo that graces Russian history books.
Many Muscovites want both clean streets and quiet nights, but that's proving challenging as the Russian capital pulls out all the stops to deal with the "snowfall of the century."
A shocking honor beating video of a woman in northern Afghanistan reveals that the government's reliance on anti-Taliban militias for security in "secure" regions has unintended consequences.
Defending those who are at odds with the state can get a lawyer disbarred in Azerbaijan.
Your beard and pants could warrant extra police attention under proposed amendments to Kazakhstan's law on religion.
Ivan Pavlov likes to joke that he got five people who were jailed for treason pardoned in 2017: four in Russia and one in the United States.
This month, Moldova will ban Russian broadcasting on its territory, a measure Chisinau says is necessary to fend off an existential threat to its national security.
Iran's state-controlled broadcaster apologizes after suggesting that victims of domestic abuse should wash and kiss their husband's feet.
They swore to protect Ukraine from criminals, but rights groups warn that 600 right-wingers on patrol could fuel intimidation and violence in Kyiv.
Investors have shrugged off a highly anticipated U.S. list of Russian "oligarchs" amid what analysts called signals that Washington won't hit Moscow with fresh sanctions.
Russians took to social networks to scoff at the publication of the U.S. Treasury Department's so called oligarchs list.
One by one, Iranians are publicly defying the so-called hijab rule in echoes of an iconic protest by a 31-year-old mother in Tehran.