The first Romany-language textbook has been published in the northern Ukrainian region of Volyn, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.
Hundreds of people have petitioned Kyrgz President Kurmanbek Bakiev for the return of RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service, which has been off the air since early October.
Russia plans a massive increase in its weapons procurement for three years beginning in 2009, with 300 tanks, 14 warships and almost 50 airplanes on the shopping list, a senior government official said.
Armangul Kapasheva, whose husband is still missing after he was kidnapped in February 2007, says she is creating a nongovernmental organization to protect those mistreated by government officials.
Russian authorities violated the human rights of a jailed oil executive who has HIV/AIDS and who was not given proper medical treatment for his condition, Europe's Strasbourg-based human rights court has said.
Russia will oversee the creation of a more formal group of gas exporting states, further unsettling energy consumers worried by Moscow's clash with Kyiv over gas and by its closer ties with oil body OPEC.
Leaders of Bosnia's biggest Muslim, Croat, and Serb parties have called for parliament to begin revising the constitution, a key condition for joining the European Union.
Police in Minsk have detained a leader of the unregistered youth wing of the Belarusian Popular Front (BNF) movement.
Belarusian youth activist Artur Finkevich has told RFE/RL's Belarus Service that he was beaten for three hours during his kidnapping by unknown assailants on December 19.
Belarusian opposition leader Franak Vyachorka has gone missing after being detained by the police today, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
While U.S. forces prepare to send up to 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, behind the scenes Afghan government officials are working to engage tribal elders as a way of undermining the growing influence of Taliban insurgents.
Kyrgyz opposition movements, split into seven different political parties, have gathered to discuss joining into one, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.