U.S. authorities have transferred three inmates from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to Georgia.
French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has warned there is "no other choice" but to impose fresh sanctions on Iran.
Senior pro-government Armenian lawmakers have offered differing assessments of the latest Council of Europe report criticizing an official probe into 2008 postelection violence.
Five policemen have been sentenced in the western Russian city of Penza for assaulting a man and then writing a false police report.
Armenia's economic recovery accelerated in February, with Gross Domestic Product increasing 3.1 percent year-on-year for the first two months of this year.
The Tajik Foreign Ministry has summoned the Uzbek ambassador to hand over a protest note about blocked rail freight.
Iran has released a grandson of former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani after he expressed "regret" for taking part in postelection protests, according to a semiofficial news agency.
Four Belarusian activists protesting recent executions were detained today near President Alyaksandr Lukashenka's office in Minsk.
A Russian court has convicted a police officer of slander for his Internet denunciation of abuse and corruption within the police department.
The mother of a jailed Iranian activist says families were banned from celebrating the Persian New Year outside the notorious Tehran prison where their relatives are being held.
Britain has said it is expelling an unnamed Israeli diplomat over the use of forged British passports by suspected killers of a Hamas commander in Dubai.
President Serzh Sarkisian has said Armenian forces could give back some Azerbaijani territory held since the war between the two countries in return for security and self-determination for the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.