President Barack Obama said today he will nominate a retired Army officer with intelligence community experience to lead aviation security efforts amid concerns about passenger planes being bombed or hijacked.
The Soviet-era deportation of Balkars by Soviet leader Josef Stalin was commemorated today in Nalchik, the capital of Russia's North Caucasian republic of Kabardino-Balkaria.
Prominent Russian historian and journalist Sergo Mikoyan has died in a Moscow clinic of leukemia.
The United States and Iran, whose relations are fraught over Tehran's nuclear program, have held a rare meeting where Washington said it was happy to work with Tehran on fighting drugs.
The United States says it will help to set up an antiterrorism training center in the southern Kyrgyz city of Batken.
About 700 protesters gathered in the town of Zhukovsky, near Moscow, on March 7 to protest corruption among the local authorities.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov says Baku accepts "with some exceptions" the revised "Madrid Principles" for resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Sweden has sentenced a Uyghur man to a year and four months in prison for spying on a community of Uyghur refugees and passing information to agents for the Chinese state, a court document showed today.
Nine people suspected of links with Al-Qaeda, including one who prosecutors say may have been planning a suicide attack, went on trial in Belgium today, facing possible prison terms of up to 10 years.
Some 30 female politicians and rights activists marched in Bishkek today to raise the issue of women's rights on International Women's Day.
Two unknown attackers today stabbed a saleswoman in a downtown flower shop in Moscow and made off with 1 million rubles (almost $33,000), RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
The top U.S. general in Iraq said today the country's national election was a milestone on the way to a full pullout of U.S. combat troops as planned.