Azerbaijan and Turkey have reportedly agreed during a visit by Turkish Defense Minister Vacdi Konul to Baku to build missiles jointly.
Some 750 textile workers have rallied in front of the governor's office in the northern Mazandaran Province to protest a 10-month delay in the payment of their salaries.
Chinese and French firms have signed a series of deals worth billions of dollars at the start of a three-day state visit to France by China's President Hu Jintao.
A Serbian ultranationalist group has responded to the government's increased reward for information leading to the capture of war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic by offering to pay for information about anyone who betrays Mladic.
U.S. President Barack Obama has urged the Senate to ratify the new START arms control agreement with Russia before the end of this year's congressional term.
Ukrainian-born Alina Trieger has become the first female rabbi ordained in Berlin since before World War II.
A UN-mandated body says Turkmenistan's continued jailing of human rights activists Annakurban Amanklychev and Sapardurdy Khadzhiev is a violation of international law.
The former warden of a notorious prison in northern Kazakhstan was found guilty today of bribe taking and sentenced to 7 1/2 years in jail.
Kyrgyz Prosecutor-General Kubatbek Baibolov says that some of the newly elected parliament deputies have pending criminal cases against them.
Russian antidrug activist Yegor Bychkov has been released from jail in the central Sverdlovsk region.
The controversial mayor of the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh, Melis Myrzakmatov, says homes damaged or destroyed in interethnic clashes in mid-June are being rebuilt without his consent.