A Russian opposition leader has said he is being punished for criticizing a pro-Kremlin official after a court found him guilty of extortion.
Iranians are still supporting Shi'ite militants in Iraq with weapons and training, despite a reduction in violence in Iraq, the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad has said in a television interview.
David Plouffe, the former campaign manager of U.S. President Barack Obama, spoke to some 50 people at a university in Baku on February 9 before going to a scheduled meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
Hundreds of people surrounded a government building in Russia's turbulent Daghestan region to demand the removal of a Moscow-appointed tax chief, in a challenge to tight Kremlin rule.
Britain has named a special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, following the approach of U.S. President Barack Obama in dealing with two countries seen as vital to global counterterrorism efforts.
Islamic leaders in Russia's Chechen Republic are calling for a complete ban on alcohol, RFE/RL's North Caucasus Service reports.
A Russian nongovernmental organization is accusing a Russian military officer of beating two conscripts.
With relations with Moscow souring and the Afghan war effort in need of regional supply routes, Tajikistan's president arrives in Brussels for high-level talks aimed at increasing cooperation with EU and NATO.
The medical condition of a Kazakh journalist who was seriously beaten by unknown assailants last week has deteriorated.
A Kyrgyz parliamentary committee has given first approval to a plan to close the Manas U.S. air base in Kyrgyzstan.
A correspondent for the Polish daily newspaper "Gazeta Wyborcza" in Belarus says his family is being put under pressure.
The Pakistani government reserves the right to appeal against a High Court ruling declaring disgraced nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan a free citizen, the foreign minister said.