Moscow officials have granted permission to Russian ultra-nationalist groups to hold a so-called "Russian March" on November 4.
A Yerevan court has sentenced an Iranian citizen to 10 years in jail and an Armenian accomplice to 12 years for spying for Azerbaijan.
The head of the UN nuclear watchdog has urged Iran to take steps to ease international concerns about its disputed nuclear program.
Somalia has been judged the world's most corrupt country byTransparency International (TI), while Iraq and Afghanistan rank among the world's most corrupt nations.
Two weeks before parliamentary elections, the pro-government television channel Lider has aired a secretly filmed video of an opposition newspaper editor and a woman having sex.
The upper house of parliament voted 177-151 for the last version of a text, which is due to be put to the National Assembly, or lower house, on October 27 for a final vote of approval as well.
A restored monument to those who participated in the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster cleanup was officially unveiled today in the southern Russian city of Azov.
Twenty underground religious schools with a total of 189 students have been discovered over the past week in Tajikistan's southern Khatlon district alone.
Moscow police have arrested five activists protesting the construction of a new seven-story hotel in the Patriarch's Ponds district.
Hundreds of oil workers in western Kazakhstan have ended their strike after management promised to hire a lawyer to defend a union activist accused of drug possession.
Russian Presidential Human Rights Council head Mikhail Fedotov says the Moscow Mayoral Office should allow the opposition to hold meetings in support of freedom of assembly.
Jailed Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been visited by her sister and has called off her month-long hunger strike.