The veteran Russian rights campaigner Lyudmila Alekseyeva has backed a call by a senior U.S. senator for Washington to deny entry to a group of Russian officials over the prison death of a lawyer.
A Kurdish activist has been sentenced to death in Iran's northwestern city of Mahabad, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Romania and Moldova today agreed to deepen bilateral economic, political, and cultural cooperation to boost Chisinau's bid to join the European Union.
The European Union today welcomed Armenia's decision not to abandon its agreements on repairing relations with Turkey while expressing concern about "the loss of momentum" in the process."
The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and three Armenian human rights groups today expressed "deep concern" at the suspicious death of a man in Armenian police custody.
Two police officers have been arrested in northern Tajikistan in connection with the recent death in police custody of Usman Boboev, RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports.
Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz says Turkey and Azerbaijan have reached an agreement in principle for the price of natural gas, an issue linked to delays on the European Union-backed Nabucco gas pipeline project.
The Azerbaijani parliament today approved a third consecutive five-year term for Prosecutor-General Zakir Qaralov.
A permanent state commission has been established in the Russia republic of Ingushetia to monitor the media and close down any newspapers seen as violating "accepted moral norms."
The leader of Armenia's Apostolic Church, Catholicos Garegin II, met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and prayed in an abandoned Armenian church in Baku at the end of his landmark visit to Azerbaijan, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
A deteriorating security situation in Kandahar ahead of a major military offensive has prompted the United Nations to temporarily withdrawn foreign staff from its mission in the city.
The foreign minister of Brazil, a nonpermanent member of the UN Security Council, has demanded that Iran guarantee its nuclear program has no military aims.