A prison appeals commission today rejected a request for early parole by jailed "Alma-Ata Info" editor Ramazan Esergepov, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Daniyar Usenov reprimanded Interior Minister Moldomusa Kongantiev today and cancelled his appointment of a controversial figure as a deputy police chief.
Bosnia's chances of joining the European Union could be jeopardized if it fails to conduct a census next year, a tangled issue in a country still divided 14 years after war, a top official has said.
Russia's Supreme Court today reduced the prison sentences of the leaders of a group of 10 skinheads jailed in September for ethnically motivated attacks, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Police in Novorossiisk have searched the apartments of relatives of Aleksei Dymovsky, the Russian policeman who accused police officials of corruption last year, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic said today he was ready to give an opening statement if his war crimes trial resumes on March 1 as scheduled, but he intends to file motions to delay its resumption.
Police in the Siberian city of Irkutsk today searched the offices of the nongovernmental organization Baikal's Ecological Wave, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
The son of former Georgian President Zviad Gamsakhurdia has officially been accused of collaborating with Russian intelligence services, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has appointed as his representative in Afghanistan the veteran diplomat Staffan de Mistura.
The Russian Interior Ministry says it has uncovered a criminal group that bribed journalists and published "ordered" articles in media outlets in Russia's central Ivanovo Oblast, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Should the European Union take a more active role in the South Caucasus? Evgeni Kirilov, a Bulgarian member of the European Parliament and member of the parliament's delegation dealing with Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia, thinks it should.
Georgia has offered Abkhazia and South Ossetia help with travel, trade, and health care under a reintegration plan that the Russian-backed rebel regions said was more about impressing the West.