Directors of the Bishkek-based Stan-TV media organization say the decision by Kyrgyz officials to suspend its activities is politically motivated.
A court in the central Russian republic of Khakassia has ordered the suspension of operations at a local plant where 10 workers were hospitalized with lead poisoning in mid-March.
Two high-ranking police officers in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok have been jailed for accepting bribes.
Iraq's anticorruption czar says some 90 officials -- including judges, diplomats, and ambassadors -- have been suspended because they failed to submit financial-disclosure statements.
Germany says three of its soldiers were killed and five severely wounded in heavy fighting with Taliban insurgents today in northern Afghanistan.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator has said following talks in China that Tehran and Beijing have agreed that sanctions are not effective.
Russian media reports say the death toll from the twin suicide bombings in the Moscow subway rose to 40 today after a 51-year-old man died in hospital.
Turkey says it is returning its ambassador to Washington, a month after he was recalled to protest a U.S. congressional panel's resolution labeling as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin will hold talks with the presidents of Venezuela and Bolivia in Caracas as he makes his first-ever official visit to Venezuela, further deepening ties with South America's leading leftist regime.
Kazakhstan will acquire a grain terminal in the Iranian port of Amirabad on the Caspian Sea.
Three alleged members of the banned Hizb-ut Tahrir party have been detained by Kyrgyz security forces in the southern city of Jalalabad.
A new Criminal Procedure Code has come into effect in Tajikistan.