The Moscow-based Bureau on Human Rights says that Uzbeks were the ethnic minority most attacked by radical nationalist groups in Russia in 2009, RFE/RL's Uzbek Service reports.
Local Tajik officials say they have been successful in curtailing the influence of the banned Islamist movement Hizb ut-Tahrir in the northern Sughd Province, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.
The Kazakh National Bank today issued a banknote dedicated to the country's 2010 chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
The United States will hold off for now transferring any more prisoners from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Yemen, the White House said today.
China's UN ambassador today made clear that Beijing was not ready to immediately support new sanctions against Iran, as called for by Western powers, saying the issue needed "more time and patience."
A Kyrgyz official says the stalled work delimiting the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border will restart in the coming months, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Kyrgyzstan says the first unit of the Kambarata-2 hydropower station will be operational by May, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Iraqi officials have released a Shi'ite militant leader, an Interior Ministry official said today, raising hopes that the last of five British hostages captured in Baghdad more than 2 1/2 years ago would be returned.
Georgia has launched a new Russian-language television channel that critics say will fan tensions with Russia, still high after the brief 2008 war between the two countries.
Yemen launched a major offensive against Al-Qaeda and the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa reopened today after security forces staged a raid just outside the city that dealt with an imminent security threat.
An adviser to Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko says Kyiv hopes Russia and Belarus quickly resolve their oil dispute, RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service reports.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says it will provide the family of murdered Kyrgyz journalist Gennady Pavlyuk with an independent lawyer, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.