The BBC's local-language service in Kyrgyzstan experienced an unexplained interruption today, sparking concerns the U.K.-funded broadcaster might share the fate of other media outlets suffering setbacks there.
The U.S. Helsinki Commission has criticized a Baku court's rejection of appeals by two Azerbaijani bloggers against their prison sentences.
Tatarstan's political, scientific, and cultural elite gathered today in Kazan to honor veteran public figure Mansur Khasanov.
A Kyrgyz human rights activist who disappeared in Dushanbe last month is being held in a detention center for homeless people, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.
Georgia's ambassador to the Netherlands says she was dismissed because she is a relative of opposition leader Irakli Alasania, RFE/RL's Georgian Service reports.
Eleven skinheads in St. Petersburg have been found guilty of hate crimes, including murder.
Iran's judiciary has banned the activities of a leading reformist party, the semiofficial ISNA news agency quoted an official as saying, in a further attempt to end the reform movement in the Islamic state.
Russia's newest Olympic medalists received state medals on Monday, while sports officials were given a fresh warning they could be sacked after the country's worst-ever showing at a Winter Games last month.
The fallout over a fake news report of a Russian invasion that caused widespread panic in Georgia continues, with President Mikheil Saakashvili facing criticism from all quarters.
In this clip from Imedi television, made available on YouTube, a news presenter introduces a program using old footage to show a hypothetical future invasion by Russian troops. The presenter refers to such events as a "worst-case scenario."
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected any curbs on Jewish settlement in and around Jerusalem, defying Washington in Israel's deepening crisis with U.S. President Barack Obama's administration.
Adjusting and even selectively loosening U.S sanctions against countries like Iran and Cuba can serve foreign policy goals by encouraging democratic change through greater Internet freedom and other means, a U.S. Treasury official has said.