U.S. law enforcement authorities have announced charges against 44 members of an Armenian-American criminal syndicate in a $100 million fraud case.
Russian environmental activists say they will continue their fight to preserve the Khimki forest near Moscow if authorities decide to go ahead with the construction of a new Moscow-St. Petersburg highway.
The Tajik government has offered an amnesty to armed groups fighting government troops in the east of the country if they declare a cease-fire.
The website of a Vienna-based Turkmen human rights group was hacked and inaccessible for several days.
A local official from Tajik President Emomali Rahmon's home district has formally asked state television channels to reduce their coverage of the region.
The media wing of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has urged Ukraine to investigate attacks on the press amid growing accusations of government pressure on the media.
The Afghan army says six Filipinos, one Indian national, and a Kenyan were killed on October 12 when a cargo plane crashed outside Afghanistan's capital of Kabul.
Norway has urged China to lift restrictions imposed on the wife of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo after Norwegian diplomats were barred from visiting her in Beijing.
Six foreign troops have been killed in three separate attacks in Afghanistan.
Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Italy has received a formal apology from Serbia following violent clashes that forced the cancelation of a Euro 2012 qualifying match between the two countries.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held talks in Pristina with Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci and other top officials. This is the last leg of a Balkan trip that also took her to Bosnia and Serbia.
A new report estimates the damage to property, crops, and infrastructure inflicted by Pakistan's recent floods to be $9.5 billion.