Eight people were reported killed when a car bomb exploded near a liquor store in southwest Baghdad today.
Belgian lawmakers have voted to ban the full-face Islamic veil from public spaces, paving the way for the first clampdown of its kind in Europe.
Georgia has suspended the transit of Russian natural gas through Georgian territory today following landslides that reportedly damaged the pipeline carrying it to Armenia.
The Armenian Finance Ministry says government tax revenues jumped nearly 20 percent in the first quarter this year and have slashed the state budget deficit.
The leader of a group of militants suspected of carrying out two recent bomb attacks in the Russian North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia was arrested today.
The mayor of a town in eastern Russia was briefly taken hostage today by an armed man.
The Russian Interior Ministry's press service says two traffic police officers were killed and another seven were wounded today when a suicide bomber blew up his car in Daghestan.
A senior European Union official says the EU is on the verge of agreeing the details of an emergency plan to rescue Greece's economy.
Russia's new top negotiator on issues surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh visited the capital of the self-proclaimed republic today, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports.
Israel's parliament has agreed to again consider a draft resolution recognizing the World War I-era mass killings and deportations of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide.
Dozens of Kyrgyz activists have picketed the Kazakh Embassy in Bishkek to demand an apology from Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev for derisive comments he made about the uprising in Kyrgyzstan.
A U.S. State Department delegation on adoptions was in Moscow today for talks with Russian authorities.