An Iraqi militant group said today it kidnapped a U.S. civilian contractor last month and was negotiating the release of the body of another.
A U.S. congressional panel will vote next month on a resolution to label the World War I-era massacre of Armenians by Turkish forces as "genocide," a move that could infuriate Turkey.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen today expressed surprise that Russia still considers the military alliance a major security threat.
Seven Afghan boys were shot dead today by police who mistook them for insurgents, a provincial police official said.
About 150 Afghans imprisoned in Tajikistan have been transferred to Afghan officials.
A Soviet chemical weapons expert says he is nearly certain that a report claiming the Soviet military dumped chemical weapons and radioactive waste in the Baltic Sea during the 1990s is accurate.
A series of labor protests have taken place in several Iranian cities this week, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
A Belarusian official says that people will only be allowed to enter Internet cafes with their passports or other ID beginning this summer, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
Ukrainian authorities have allowed a Georgian journalist to enter the country after detaining him in Kyiv for several hours today, RFE/RL's Russian and Georgian services report.
Pakistan's commercial capital, Karachi, was tense today a day after two bombs killed 31 people, raising further questions about the effectiveness of security crackdowns on Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
Officials in Russia's Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula say they are ready for the first of hundreds of ethnic Russian repatriates to begin resettling there.
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg has reportedly assured Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian that the normalization of Turkish-Armenian relations is "very important" for the United States.