Mansour Osanlou, the leader of Tehran's municipal bus service union, was reportedly assaulted by an inmate in an Iranian prison, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
A Russian court today sentenced nine people to jail terms of up to 23 years for their roles in ethnically motivated murder and other attacks.
A Kazakh military court has found former Deputy Defense Minister Kazhimurat Mayermanov and Israeli businessman Boris Sheinkman guilty of corruption and sentenced them both to 11 years in prison.
Poland's foreign minister has met with Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka to discuss the dispute over Minsk's treatment of its ethnic Polish minority.
Pakistan has said it would examine a request from the Afghan government to hand over a top Taliban commander in its custody, but also said he could be put on trial in Pakistan.
An Iranian journalist who writes for a reformist daily has been detained and taken to Tehran's Evin prison, her sister said.
With charges filed against military officers accused of trying to topple the Islamist-rooted government, Turkey moves closer to an internal showdown.
Australian luger Hannah Campbell-Pegg is auctioning her Olympic race suit on eBay to raise money for the family of Georgian athlete Nodar Kumaritashvili.
Russia has begun work on a new nuclear power station just 20 kilometers from Lithuania's border, a move that has local residents and ecologists worried.
The party of a prominent Sunni Muslim politician banned from taking part in Iraq's March election has decided not to boycott the poll, easing fears that other Sunni groups would also stay away.
Armenia's National Assembly has passed a bill that will make it easier for Yerevan to abandon two protocols on establishing diplomatic relations with Turkey.
A European Parliament delegation is due in Belarus today for a three-day fact-finding mission.