Russian police said today they had arrested a prankster who hacked into a computer system to show a pornographic movie on a giant advertising screen, causing havoc on a busy Moscow thoroughfare.
Accounts by Russian officials of a counterterrorism operation in Ingushetia's Sunzha district last week differ from local reports of what happened.
Jailed Kazakh human rights defender Yevgeny Zhovtis has begun publishing his personal blog on the Internets.
A ranking Moldovan parliamentarian says convincing the EU to drop visa requirements for Moldovans is a "sensitive issue" and resolving it will take time.
Prominent Russian human rights defender Arseny Roginsky received Germany's Order of Merit award today in Moscow, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Georgia's breakaway Abkhazia region said today it would allow sponsor Russia to build a military base on its soil for land troops, strengthening the region's dependence on Moscow and provoking ire from Tbilisi.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabaev said that his country and the OSCE are prepared to help resolve the dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Iran's move to escalate uranium enrichment is unjustified because a draft nuclear supply deal it has snubbed contains guarantees for Tehran's benefit, according to a joint U.S.-Russian-French letter obtained by Reuters.
Russia is in talks to buy armored vehicles from France, a Russian daily reported today, despite complaints already from some Eastern European NATO members about French plans to sell a warship to Moscow.
A fire at the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek severely damaged one of its buildings today.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad said today he was hopeful that the cases of Americans detained in Iran and of Iranians held in the United States would be resolved and that they would be freed.
Greece's plea for the 16-member eurozone to formulate a definite rescue plan for dangerously indebted member states has fallen on deaf ears.