The mothers of three Americans jailed in Iran since last July were allowed to see them today and called on the government to set them free.
An Armenian criminal suspect has died in hospital after allegedly trying to escape from a Yerevan courtroom.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said the Armenian economy is recovering from the global recession faster than expected and should expand by around 4 percent this year.
A Tajik court has sentenced 36 people to prison for being followers of the banned Islamic group Jamaat ut-Tabligh.
The United States has presented a draft resolution to the UN Security Council that would expand sanctions against Iran for refusing to halt its uranium enrichment program.
The Armenian parliament has begun debating a controversial bill regulating radio and television broadcasts.
A prominent Iranian women's rights activist has expressed concern about government plans to crack down on how women dress in public.
Iraqi officials say Al-Qaeda in Iraq still poses a serious challenge to the country's stability despite recent blows to its command structure.
A Pakistani court has ordered the government to block the popular social-networking website Facebook temporarily because of a page that encourages users to submit images of Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Prosecutors at the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal say Serbia has sent the court a bundle of diaries written by Bosnian Serb wartime military commander General Ratko Mladic.
France has moved another step closer to outlawing the full-face Islamic veil, with the cabinet's adoption today of a bill banning the attire from public places.
Two of U.S. President Barack Obama's most senior national security aides are holding talks in Pakistan today in the wake of the failed May 1 New York bomb attack.