Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has submitted a list of his new cabinet and is ready to seat a government more than nine months after inconclusive elections.
Thousands of residents of the southeast Siberian city of Irkutsk have been left without heating and running water after a double accident.
About 20 Kyrgyz human rights activists have picketed the Belarusian Embassy in Bishkek to protest Belarusian police violence and the arrests of opposition activists after the presidential election on December 19.
There are reports of deaths and damage from an earthquake measuring as high as magnitude 6.5 that has hit southeastern Iran.
The Obama administration believes the U.S. Senate will ratify a new START nuclear arms treaty with Russia before it ends its work for the year.
Turkey has urged U.S. President Barack Obama to stop a resolution in the U.S. Congress that would classify as genocide the mass killings of Armenians during World War I.
Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has vowed to sue an EU investigator over a report accusing him of running a crime ring involved in trafficking organs.
Ukraine's prosecutor-general says former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has been charged with abuse of power while in office.
A Kazakh activist has been jailed for 15 days for organizing a protest against Almaty authorities over real-estate deals gone wrong.
The authorities in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk have launched an investigation into the beating of the wife of the local university's de facto rector, Yuriy Lysenko.
Public transportation workers in the east Ukrainian city of Kharkiv held a one-day strike today to protest overdue wages.
Three students have died in a fire in the dormitory of a teacher training college in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk.