Russia could help NATO resupply its forces in Afghanistan if the alliance restores contacts with Moscow that were put on hold over the war with Georgia, a senior Russian envoy has been quoted as saying.
U.S. intelligence agencies should seek ways to work with Muslim leaders and countries such as Iran on issues of mutual interest, President Barack Obama's choice for spy chief has said.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai and India's foreign minister have opened a new road that will help link Afghanistan with a port in Iran and challenge Pakistani dominance of trade routes into the landlocked country.
European states have reached a preliminary agreement to remove exiled Iranian opposition group the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO) off an EU list of banned terrorist groups, diplomats have said.
Local officials of the National Security Committee in the Talas region have begun requiring journalists to provide their names, addresses, telephone numbers, and political affiliations.
President Vladimir Voronin says the Communist Party will win the upcoming elections because they can bring orderly, constructive change to the country.
Former New York Senator Hillary Clinton has officially taken the helm at the U.S. State Department, promising a new era in U.S. diplomacy but tough times ahead.
The Moldovan and Romanian foreign ministers have jointly announced plans to resolve outstanding bilateral issues in 2009, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports.
The Kyrgyz Defense Ministry's press service says it cannot accept the resignation letter of the son of former Defense Minister Ismail Isakov because it was sent as an e-mail.
An opposition party in Kyrgyzstan has been denied an attempt to reregister with the Justice Ministry again.
Iraq's military is "prepared for the worst" if President Barack Obama orders a swift withdrawal of U.S. troops, Defense Minister Abdul Qader Jassim has said.
Iran hanged 10 convicted murderers in Tehran's Evin prison before dawn on January 21 but one man's execution was postponed for a month, according to media reports.