Authorities in Almaty and the Kazakh capital of Astana have refused to allow the People's Power political bloc to hold demonstrations on May 1.
A U.S.-based Iranian rights group is protesting the 11 death sentences thus far given to people arrested in postelection protests last year.
Communists in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk want to erect a monument to Soviet leader Josef Stalin.
International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has said that confidence in the eurozone as a whole is "at stake" with the worsening Greek debt crisis.
A spokesman for the Vienna prosecutor's office has confirmed press reports implicating Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov in the botched attempted abduction of a Chechen emigre in a Vienna suburb.
Moscow officials have given permission for the first time for opposition groups and human rights activists to hold a so-called "Day of Wrath" protest.
Tractor plant workers in the central Russian town of Rubtsovsk have warned President Dmitry Medvedev that they will start a hunger strike unless they receive their overdue salaries.
Kyrgyzstan's interim government said today it will allow Askar Akaev, the country's first president, to return to the country from Russia.
A journalist has been severely beaten in Russia's Black Sea city of Sochi, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports.
Leaflets and compact discs are being circulated in southern Kyrgyzstan calling on citizens to create a "South Kyrgyzstan Democratic Republic" with ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev as its leader.
Emergency services say a Thai soldier has been killed and 18 people wounded in clashes between security forces and antigovernment "Red Shirts" in Bangkok today.
Russia has made available to the public for the first time some files on the World War II-era Katyn massacre, when thousands of Polish officers and others were killed on the orders of Soviet leader Josef Stalin.