Authorities in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia have pulled back from an earlier "general mobilization" of its forces after heavy exchanges of gunfire with Georgian forces.
Iran's ambassador in Brussels has submitted Tehran's response to an incentives package offered by six world powers over the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme, the official news agency IRNA reported on Friday.
The European Union and Russia held the first round of new partnership talks in Brussels today.
President Dmitry Medvedev goes to Turkmenistan on Friday, part of a visit to three ex-Soviet states aimed at heading off a European challenge to Russia's domination of Central Asian gas supplies.
About 10 people were wounded in an overnight shootout between supporters of rival ethnic Albanian political parties in north-western Macedonia, a Macedonian police source said on Friday.
Officials said a homemade bomb exploded in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, injuring at least 50 people. The blast happened after midnight, at an outdoor concert to celebrate the country’s Independence Day.
Throwing open a dark chapter in Afghan history, Afghan officials have located the remains of former President Mohammad Dawud Khan and his relatives, who were killed in a Soviet-backed military coup in April 1978.
Russia said on Thursday it will launch talks on buying gas from ex-Soviet Azerbaijan, a prospect that could undermine a Western-backed project to bypass Russia and ship fuel from the region direct to Europe.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown may discuss the troubled Anglo-Russian oil joint venture TNK-BP on the sidelines of next week's G8 summit, a Russian official said on Thursday.
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, owner of Britain's Chelsea soccer club, has resigned as a regional governor in Russia, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
Reports say the United States and Poland have reached a tentative deal to base American interceptor missiles in Poland for a future missile shield.