The Asian Development Bank (ADB) opens its annual meeting today in the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, a first for the Central Asian nation.
A court in the eastern Uzbek city of Andijon has sentenced Dilorom Abduqodirova to 10 years and two months in prison for her alleged role in deadly protests five years ago.
Turkmenistan has increased its public battle against drugs after opium-poppy fields were discovered during a regional visit by the president.
The U.S. administration has banned oil drilling in new areas of the U.S. coast while the cause of a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is investigated.
Kyrgyzstan's interim government has issued a decree turning the state-run National Television and Radio Company (KTR) into a public broadcaster to be overseen by an independent board.
The United States has placed Russia on its list of countries with the worst records of preventing copyright theft for the 13th straight year.
A new report claims immediate action is needed to avert an environmental "disaster" in western Ukraine, where toxic materials from former mines could spread into the area and threaten the health of local communities.
A top U.S. general has said that tough times are ahead for Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, where thousands of U.S., NATO, and Afghan forces are preparing for an offensive against the Taliban.
Tajikistan is launching a nationwide polio vaccination campaign in response to the first outbreak of the disease in the country in more than a decade.
Montenegro's central bank says that most of the country's businesses are in such a poor financial state that only a handful of the country's 15,000 companies would qualify for a loan.
Separatist leader Sergei Bagapsh has said he will not allow international observers to enter the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia.
Iraq's prime minister has attacked calls for international involvement in setting up a new government following the country's close-fought March 7 elections.