The Serbian currency fell against the euro this week to break the 100 dinars to 1 euro barrier, and analysts said it will continue to decline, compounding Serbia's economic hardship,.
Moldovan Economy Minister Valeriu Lazar has rejected media speculation that the Russian energy giant Gazprom is trying to take over Moldovagaz, the country's sole distributor of Russian gas.
Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission has denounced as illegal the upcoming parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region.
A body of prominent Armenians that advises President Serzh Sarkisian has joined opposition critics in rejecting legislation that would permit foreign-language schools.
A prominent Tehran-based lawyer has accused the government of failing to address the problem of child abuse in Iran.
European lawmakers have called for greater EU involvement in the South Caucasus, a region they describe in a new report as being of great strategic importance to the 27-nation bloc.
Moscow says it hopes a consensus can be reached on a draft UN sanctions resolution against Iran.
Russia's top atomic energy official says Iran's first nuclear plant, which Russia is building in Bushehr, will go on line in August.
A Pakistani court has blocked all Facebook and YouTube pages in a dispute over an online campaign against Islamic extremists who issue death threats for depicting the Prophet Muhammad.
Demonstrations have continued in the southern Kyrgyz city of Jalal-Abad, a day after violent clashes there killed two people.
Thousands of people rallied in southern Kyrgyzstan today following ethnic disturbances there on May 19.
The wreckage of a passenger plane that disappeared earlier this week with 48 people aboard, including six foreigners, has been found in Afghanistan, government officials said today.