Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region says it is sealing itself off from Georgian-controlled territory after a series of explosions that it blames on Tbilisi.
An Iranian court has sentenced an Iranian businessman to death on charges of spying on its disputed nuclear program and its military for Israel.
U.S.-led coalition troops killed 28 Taliban insurgents in southwestern Afghanistan, but reports say six to eight civilians were also killed.
Representatives from the OSCE’s 56 member states are meeting to discuss issues vital to the future of Europe’s leading human rights organization.
Officials from Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, and Moldova have begun converging in the Georgian city of Batumi for a two-day GUAM summit starting July 1.
Iraq's Oil Ministry has unveiled six oil field areas open to foreign firms for long-term development contracts.
Robert Mugabe claims "sweeping victory" in Zimbabwe's runoff presidential election, while critics shun the vote as a sham.
U.S. secretary of state arrives in earthquake-devastated Sichuan Province at the start of a two-day trip to China.
Pakistani forces have launched a military operation against Taliban militants near the northwestern city of Peshawar.
The government of Pakistan’s restive North West Frontier Province has appointed veteran Pashtun politician and human rights activist Afrasiab Khattak as its peace envoy.
A top EU human rights official, Riina Kionka, says she's optimistic about the human rights situation in Turkmenistan, despite setbacks.
Sazak Durdymuradov, a contributor to RFE/RL's Turkmen Service, is being held at a psychiatric clinic in eastern Turkmenistan, one week after his arrest and reported beating by police.