Security services killed three people involved in the suicide attacks on the Moscow metro in March after they refused to surrender, Russia's security chief said today.
The White House said that U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dimitry Medvedev agreed today to instruct their negotiators to intensify efforts toward new UN sanctions against Iran.
Libya and Thailand were among 14 countries elected as new members of the UN Human Rights Council today in a vote that rights advocates criticized as uncompetitive and "pre-cooked."
Iranian militiamen have raided a Sufi house of worship in the northern city of Karaj.
About 500 scientists and scholars in St. Petersburg staged a protest today to demand the government give greater support to Russian science.
The United States has reiterated its concern for a journalist held in Moldova's separatist Transdniester region on charges of high treason, RFE/RL's Moldovan Service reports.
Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said in Dushanbe today that Iran is ready to try to alleviate tensions between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan at their request.
Crimean Tatar organizations in Germany have sent an open letter to Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych urging him to "protect Crimea's indigenous people from discrimination."
More villages in southeastern Azerbaijan have been evacuated as flood waters continue to spread.
The top military commander in the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh has brushed aside Azerbaijan's continuing threats to take back the disputed region by force.
An explosion at a hydroelectric power plant in the Russian republic of Tatarstan has killed two and injured 11.
UN officials say a blight that has hit Afghanistan's opium crops could wipe out up to 30 percent of this year's yield.