The Kyrgyz government has called on the United States to suspend cooperation with a company contracted to supply fuel to the U.S. transit center in the Central Asian country
A Russian environmental activist is in hospital in serious condition after being beaten in the town of Khimki near Moscow.
Afghan police say a suicide bomber has killed at least nine people and wounded some 30 others at a bazaar in western Afghanistan.
The United States has defended what officials described as its "proud" human rights record before a UN panel which included some of the country's harshest global critics.
Activists in Tatarstan have protested against the proposed abolition of the term "president" to designate the heads of Russia's 21 republics.
Dozens of residents of the town of Khotkovo near Moscow have picketed the mayor's office to protest illegal immigration.
At least 55 people have been killed and nearly 100 injured in a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in northwest Pakistan, local officials say.
The former Soviet republic of Georgia says it's arrested 13 people accused of spying for Russia, including four Russian citizens.
U.S. President Barack Obama is leaving Washington for a 10-day visit to Asia that is scheduled to include stops in India, Indonesia, South Korea, and Japan.
France and China have agreed to form what they are calling a "strategic" partnership in civilian nuclear power.
At least 20 people are reported to have died following the crash of a small plane soon after takeoff from the southern Pakistani city of Karachi.
Russian former prime minister Viktor Chernomyrdin is due to be laid to rest in a state funeral.