Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko relished a solo performance on television today, heaping insults on arch foe Viktor Yanukovych after he shunned a prime-time debate with her ahead of a presidential run-off on February 7.
Georgia's Russian-language television channel, First Caucasian, says it is being taken off the air by its France-based satellite provider due to pressure from the Kremlin.
U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed $1.2 billion in funding next year to help train and equip Pakistani security forces to fight Taliban militants.
Just as a wave of demonstrations is sweeping Russia, an elite battalion of OMON riot police in Moscow has appealed to President Dmitry Medvedev, complaining of rampant abuse among police commanders.
Bosnian police have arrested a Muslim wartime commander on suspicion of killing more than 20 Croat civilians and prisoners of war during the Muslim-Croat war in 1993, the state prosecutor's office said.
About 100 protesters in downtown Bishkek today demanded that the government do more to protect Kyrgyz migrant workers' rights in neighboring Kazakhstan, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Iran's top judge says he would not succumb to political pressure from hard-liners to carry out more executions against antigovernment protesters, saying any such decision would be based on the law.
Iraq has created two investigative teams to look into reports that a controversial bomb-detection device used by Iraqi security forces is ineffective, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports.
Fugitive Kazakh businessman Mukhtar Ablyazov has urged Chinese authorities to investigate a Kazakh-Chinese oil and gas deal that he claims was corrupt, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov is scheduled to meet with his French counterpart, Nicolas Sarkozy, in Paris today, as part of an official visit that has drawn criticism from rights groups.
A female suicide bomber has killed at least 41 people and wounded 106 others in an attack on Shi'ite pilgrims in the Iraqi capital, an Interior Ministry source said.
Pakistani forces backed by helicopter gunships have killed 15 Taliban in clashes that erupted after militants attacked a military post and convoy in the northwest of the country, an official said today.