The presidents of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are to meet next week for talks on resolving the long-standing dispute over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with leaders from Finland's Tatar ethnic minority in Helsinki.
Twelve supporters of the United Kyrgyzstan party have started a hunger strike in Bishkek, demanding the party be recognized as having garnered enough votes to enter parliament.
Russian prosecutors called on the Khamovnichesky court to impose 14-year prison sentences on former Yukos chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his business partner, Platon Lebedev.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin has said in Turkmenistan that the Gazprom gas giant could join in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas-pipeline project.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, strategic missile defense, and relations between the alliance and Russia.
More than 1,500 people have fallen ill in the affected area north of the capital, Port-au-Prince.
A group of Serbian children attended a scout camp in Siberia run by Russian war veterans where they fired weapons and threw grenades in 2008.
Two Belarusian citizens were found guilty of violating Georgia's law on occupied territories and given a one-year suspended prison sentence.
Little progress was reported in talks on the first day of the two-day meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bankers in the eastern coastal town of Gyeongju.
Vladimir Kozlov, the leader of Kazakhstan's unregistered opposition party Forward (Alga) has announced his intention to run in a presidential election scheduled for 2012.
Inhabitants of the village of Rassvet in the Russian republic of Bashkortostan are boycotting the national census to protest a lack of available drinking water.