A total of 64 Russian servicemen were killed during last year's war with Georgia and in the immediate aftermath, while another 283 were wounded and three are missing, the deputy defence minister said on February 21.
The opening of a Russian-owned hydropower plant in Tajikistan has been postponed until the plant's Tajik electricity supplier can repay a debt of $4.4 million (16.5 million somoni).
A financial disclosure bill has been proposed by Iraq's anticorruption commission as part of the commission's effort to tighten control of public money, Iraq's anticorruption tsar said on February 20.
Taliban fighters and Pakistani officials have agreed to a "permanent cease-fire" in the northwestern Swat Valley, a senior government official said.
One of the leaders of Iran's largest reformist student group told Radio Farda that the authorities have increased pressure on student activists ahead of the June presidential election.
Iraqi officials on February 21 formally reopened Abu Ghraib prison, which became synonymous with abuse under the U.S. occupation, and in addition to a fresh coat of paint, gave it a new name.
On her first overseas tour as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has said that the United States wants to "deepen and broaden" its relationship with China.
Kazakh opposition groups demanded the government and parliament's resignation over their handling of an economic crisis at a rare public protest on February 21.
The authorities of the Bosnian Serb controlled town Banja Luka must pay $42 million to its Islamic community for 16 local mosques destroyed during the 1992-1995 Bosnian war, a local magistrate ruled on February 20.
The Obama administration expects "significant new commitments" from allies on troops or civilian assistance for Afghanistan before an April summit, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on February 20.
Washington expressed alarm on February 20 over new evidence that Iran understated how much uranium it had enriched, calling Tehran's nuclear program an "urgent problem" the international community must address.
The trial of five Uzbek journalists has concluded in Tashkent, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.