A Russian court has sentenced a former senator to life in prison for ordering multiple killings and financing a criminal group.
Several prominent Kazakh opposition politicians have voiced objections to a proposed nationwide referendum on extending President Nursultan Nazarbaev's term in office until 2020.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has named Mikhail Miasnikovich the country's new prime minister in a government reshuffle that comes less than two weeks after the presidential election.
Russian authorities say three people have been detained on suspicion of involvement in the beating of an environmental activist opposed to a controversial highway project near Moscow.
Two Armenian opposition youth activists received two-year suspended sentences today for an altercation with police in May.
A top Kyrgyz Interior Ministry official says a brother of the ousted president, being tried in absentia in connection with the deaths of antigovernment protesters, has been sighted in several Kyrgyz cities.
A key party in Pakistan's ruling coalition says it is withdrawing its ministers from the federal cabinet, citing lack of progress in solving the country's problems.
Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a jailed journalist whose continued imprisonment has prompted international criticism.
Two suspected U.S. missile strikes targeting the same building reportedly killed at least eight people in North Waziristan, a region near Afghanistan.
The Spanish Foreign Ministry says Spain and Russia have expelled each other's diplomats in a tit-for-tat move.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has described as "unacceptable" what it says are attempts to influence the trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, following Western criticism of the former oil tycoon's conviction for embezzlement and money laundering.
Russian officials say the situation is improving at Moscow airports, where thousands of passengers have been stranded over the past three days.