A U.S. congressional committee has voted to approve a non-binding resolution recognizing as "genocide" the killing of Armenians by Turkish forces at the end of World War I.
Russia and China have urged Iran to accept a UN nuclear fuel proposal aimed at easing concerns about its atomic program, while U.S., British, and French envoys have said it is time for new sanctions.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has met with a former speaker of Georgia's parliament, his second meeting with a senior opposition figure as Moscow seeks alternatives to Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Kazakhstan must loosen its grip on the media further, an OSCE official has said, even though the former Soviet state has relaxed some controls since taking over as Europe's main rights and security watchdog chief.
Iranian student activist Ali Kanturi has been sentenced to 15 years in jail on charges of abduction and extortion, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
The first meeting of a Belarusian-Polish expert panel tasked with seeking solutions to a conflict over an ethnic Polish cultural organization has been slated for next week, RFE/RL's Belarus Service reports.
The Moldovan parliament has sacked the chief justice of the Supreme Court, Ion Muruianu.
An Uzbek citizen has been shot dead near the Airybaz checkpoint on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports.
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian has publicly criticized his agriculture minister over what he called serious misuse of government funds by senior ministry officials, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
Women's rights activists have rallied in St. Petersburg to protest the dismissals of pregnant women and mothers with small children from their jobs, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi did not mean armed struggle when he called for a jihad against Switzerland but rather an economic boycott, Libya's ambassador to the United States has said.
A U.S. congressional panel is headed toward a vote on calling a 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces genocide despite a plea from the Obama administration to drop the matter and defuse a dispute with Turkey.