Taliban militants have released two Pakistani journalists more than 36-hours after they were abducted in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
Afghan security forces found more than 100 knives and swords, petrol bombs, and dozens of mobile phones in a search of Kabul's main prison.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka said there would be no clampdown on his opponents after a bomb explosion wounded 50 people at a concert he attended.
Mongolia is lifting its state of emergency, but relatives are still waiting for news of those detained in the post-election riots.
Russia's Defense Ministry says a "new war" could break out in Abkhazia if Tbilisi uses military force to resolve the conflict.
Two gunmen shot dead an Afghan parliamentarian near his home in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar.
Iran says its nuclear stance has not changed and that it is ready to hold talks with world major powers over its disputed nuclear program.
Sazak Durdymuradov is back home with his family following two weeks of detention in an infamous psychiatric hospital in Turkmenistan. His family says he's in good health, despite reports he was tortured while incarcerated.
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.