The lawyer of a Belarusian presidential candidate who has been in prison for 10 days is raising concern about her client's life.
Montenegro's parliament has approved Igor Luksic as the new prime minister, replacing Milo Djukanovic.
Tajikistan says a polio epidemic last summer that led Russia temporarily to ban entry to Tajik children under the age of six is almost over.
Iraqi police say three suicide bombers have stormed a police battalion headquarters in the city of Mosul, killing four police including a commander.
Ukrainian police are seeking to establish who damaged a monument to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin in the southeastern city of Zaporizhzhya.
Belarusian authorities have started to release people detained during a postelection demonstration on December 19.
Bosnian Serb lawmakers have confirmed the government of Prime Minister Aleksandar Dzombic, who said his cabinet would focus on the economy.
Police in Denmark and Sweden have arrested five men who they say were planning an "imminent terror attack" against a Danish newspaper that published controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2005.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has banned all cabinet ministers responsible for Moscow's airports from taking a New Year's holiday after flight delays left thousands stranded.
The possibility of foreign military intervention in Ivory Coast has drawn closer following the failure of top West African envoys to persuade incumbent President Lauren Gbagbo to lay down his office.
Authorities in Kyrgyzstan say nine people have been detained in connection with a foiled bomb attack in Bishkek at the weekend, and a blast in the capital last month that injured four people.
Seven friends and relatives of Iranian political prisoner Ali Saremi are reported to have been detained outside Tehran's Evin prison where he was hanged on December 28.