The head of Iraq's Kurdish region has said all the Kurdish blocs who won seats in parliament have agreed to nominate Jalal Talabani as their candidate for Iraq's presidency.
Pakistani authorities say security forces have clashed with Taliban militants near the Afghan border, leaving six troops and some 30 militants dead.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaking at a press conference in Bishkek on April 3.
NATO says German troops based in northern Afghanistan have mistakenly killed at least five Afghan soldiers.
On a tour of Central Asia focusing on human rights, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Kyrgyzstan as a leading media rights group there has condemned a recent crackdown on independent media.
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian has called higher-than-expected inflation for the first quarter of the year an indication of the country's accelerating economic recovery.
The Kyrgyz Interior Ministry says it has seized a large quantity of illegal drugs in the southern city of Osh.
Georgians in the southern-most district of the breakaway region of Abkhazia are planning a protest against arbitrary restrictions on crossings of the Inguri River that marks the border with the rest of Georgia.
The eastern Belarusian city of Mahileu is in shock after the dismembered bodies of two women were found last week.
The Paris-based group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has criticized the conditions in which jailed Iranian journalists are being held.
Gunmen dressed in military uniforms have shot dead 20 men and five women from families linked to an anti-Al-Qaeda militia in a southern district of Baghdad.
The United States has unveiled a new set of security measures for all U.S.-bound planes based on "real-time" intelligence.