Dozens of Kazakh journalists and human rights activists have urged senior government officials to allow unimpeded publication of the opposition weekly "Respublika."
Bosnian police have discovered some 50 kilograms of explosives in the southern Herzegovina region following a tip from a man claiming it was hidden by Muslim radicals
A Tehran court has sentenced a leader of the Iranian Office to Foster Unity to six years in prison
Military officials in Nagorno-Karabakh have denied violating a cease-fire following a report of casualties by Azerbaijan.
A Pakistani air strike killed 30 militants in mountains on the Afghan border today, the military said, as one of NATO's biggest offensives against the Taliban continued in Afghanistan itself.
Afghan police were deployed today in an area recaptured from the Taliban by U.S. Marines this week, in the early phase of a plan to put the country firmly under the control of Afghan authorities.
Magomedsalam Magomedov has taken the oath of office as new president of Russia's Daghestan, promising to put the violence-ridden Muslim region in order and pardon rebels who turned in weapons.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko today dropped her legal case challenging the election of President-elect Viktor Yanukovych, saying the court could not be trusted to bring in a fair verdict.
Moldovan Communist Party leader Vladimir Voronin says he has informed U.S. Ambassador in Chisinau Asif Chaudhry of his "concern" over reports that Washington's plans to deploy missiles in neighboring Romania.
U.S. envoy Richard Holbrooke said in Dushanbe today that Tajikistan was "a country of immense importance if one wants to have a peaceful outcome in Afghanistan."
The Netherlands' coalition government has collapsed following the failure of the two largest parties to agree on whether to withdraw Dutch troops from Afghanistan as planned this year.
Ukrainian President-elect Viktor Yanukovych moved to oust rival Yulia Tymoshenko as prime minister today, while she went to court to challenge his February 7 election as fraudulent.