President Kurmanbek Bakiev fired the chief of Kyrgyzstan's Culture Agency today for permitting U.S. photographer Sergei Melnikoff to hold a photo exhibit in Bishkek, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
A Moldovan NGO says a spy row between Ukraine and Russia shows that Moscow's peacekeepers in Moldova's separatist Transdniester region "have other duties" than keeping the peace, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports.
Iraqi officials say several factors have resulted in the country needing to import some 60 percent of its refined oil despite having huge reserves, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq reports.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his Polish counterpart Donald Tusk will attend a memorial service in April to mark the massacre of 20,000 Polish officers by Soviet forces during World War II.
The Pakistani military says three U.S. soldiers are among at least seven people killed in an attack in the northwest of the country.
The opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) has denounced President Serzh Sarkisian's policy on Turkey, claiming it gives Ankara a say in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
Iranian human rights activist Kaveh Ghasemi Kermanshahi was arrested today, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
More than 200 protesters rallied today in the southern Kyrgyz village of Sopu-Korgon to demand the release of imprisoned former Defense Minister Ismail Isakov, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
In a new report, a leading British think tank says the overall amount of money invested in soldiers, weapons, and war has not been dramatically affected by the global economic downturn.
A 20-year old university student arrested for participating in antigovernment street protests in Iran in December rejected charges of spreading moral corruption as the trial of 16 opposition supporters resumed today.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir should face justice in the International Criminal Court (ICC) over the Darfur conflict if national courts do not organize a trial, a U.S. diplomat has said.
Seven market workers missing for three days have been found shot dead in the Russian republic of Buryatia, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.