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.
Details have been under negotiation for weeks in Baghdad, and much about the process and intense bargaining is shrouded in mystery.
President Bush calls diplomacy the preferred option, while Iran's foreign minister says he detects a better mood in nuclear talks.
A bomb has exploded near the de facto border between Georgia and its breakaway region of Abkhazia. Both Russian peacekeepers and the Abkhaz separatist government were quick to point the finger at Georgian authorities.
A human rights watchdog in Chechnya has demanded an investigation into a suspected mass grave where Russian soldiers may have buried up to 300 civilians.