A Kazakh filmmaker, the director of the controversial movie "Kelin" (Daughter-In-Law), has been severely beaten in Almaty.
Russia and Georgia have reached an agreement on how to prevent security incidents in or around the breakaway South Ossetia region, where they fought a brief war last year, an EU mediator said.
Gunmen have killed a member of Iraq's largest Sunni Arab party, police said, the latest in a number of political assassinations following recent local polls that brought a major shift to Iraqi politics.
Kazakh scientists are urging President Nursultan Nazarbaev to stop reorganizing the country's scientific institutions.
Four Iranian students detained two weeks ago are continuing their hunger strike in jail, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
The chief of the Russian State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), Oleg Dobrodeev, has praised Kyrgyzstan for "cherishing the Russian language and culture," RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
The Military Commission chief in Tajikistan's Sughd Province and two associates were found guilty today of illegal enrolling five men in the Tajik Army.
Azerbaijan's Chechen community wants residency rights so that they can work legally.
Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Kadyrbek Sarbaev says that Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) troops will not use the air base at Manas Airport after U.S. troops leave.
The Afghan government said the idea of installing an interim government until the August presidential election would be unconstitutional.
Iran and Tajikistan are discussing the creation of a Tajik-Afghan-Iranian TV network with Iran providing the equipment, Afghanistan providing the air time, and Tajikistan providing the studios.
The opposition Russian Popular Democratic Union has announced that it will officially challenge the government to make changes in its policies.