A spate of killings targeting ethnic Pashtuns has shaken Pakistan's largest city of Karachi.
Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan have failed to reach agreement on establishing a joint customs union.
A leading member of anti-U.S cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's movement has warned that the nomination of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for a second term is causing friction between al-Maliki's coalition and al-Sadr's movement.
The Bishkek city court made the ruling on May 20, dismissing a verdict handed down on March 16 by a district court that had found Jekshenkulov guilty of financial abuse and sentenced him to a suspended term of five years in jail.
The Muslim leader in the Russian republic of North Ossetia has offered his resignation following controversial statements he made in an interview earlier this month.
A bakery in Tatarstan says it has signed an agreement to pay for the use of a picture of the Kazan Kremlin on its products.
Turkmenistan's Migration Office in Ashgabat has banned an RFE/RL journalist from entering the country although he had a valid visa.
Geno Malazonia, the president of JSC Energy Invest, was arrested and charged with fraud, tax evasion, and abuse of power.
Officials in the central Russian region where a mine accident killed dozens of people two weeks ago have vowed to shut down all unsafe coal mines.
Bosnian officials say hundreds of police officers have raided more than 100 locations in one of Bosnia's largest actions against organized crime.
Oil giant BP has denied concealing the extent of the oil spill from its damaged Gulf of Mexico offshore well, as anger grows against the British energy giant and concerns mount over the reach of the disaster.
Kosovo Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has welcomed NATO plans to reduce troop levels this year as a sign of confidence in the security of the Balkan country two years after it declared independence from Serbia.