U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top U.S. security officials testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today to push for the ratification of the new START arms reduction treaty with Russia.
Scores of Iranian parliament deputies have signed an open letter to the head of the judiciary demanding swift legal action be taken against opposition leaders Mir Hossein Musavi and Mehdi Karrubi.
The chief of staff of former President Kurmanbek Bakiev has been transferred from a detention center to his home where he will be under house arrest.
Russia's ombudsman says President Dmitry Medvedev will be informed about a new letter in which jailed former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky declares a hunger strike.
The Kazakh government says it is planning to establish a Council of Elders.
The mother of the last Russian citizen being held at Guantanamo Bay says he does not want to return to Tatarstan because he fears he will be mistreated in Russian custody.
The Moldovan government today asked the Russian Federation to help resolve the Transdniester conflict by withdrawing its troops and ammunition from the breakaway region.
Ukraine's Crimean Tatar minority has marked the 66th anniversary of their deportation.
A Belarusian opposition activist jailed for seven years for financial mismanagement has had his appeal rejected by a Minsk court.
Russian officials say at least seven people have been killed in separate clashes between Russian-backed troops and militants across the North Caucasus.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has told a Senate committee that agreement has been reached by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council on a draft resolution for a new round of sanctions against Iran.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai says that Western leaders are starting to realize the war in Afghanistan cannot be won militarily and that the peace process must involve reaching out to the Taliban.