Some Georgians are accusing the ruling United National Movement of intimidating people not to vote for opposition parties in the upcoming local elections.
Scores of protesters at a tractor-building plant in Russia's central Altai Krai region have ended their hunger strike after they started receiving their back wages.
Prominent Iranian filmmaker Mohammad Noorizad has been beaten in prison while on a hunger strike.
A popular but controversial Russian "healer" who claimed he could raise people from the dead has been released from jail.
Armenia has criticized the European Parliament for demanding the "withdrawal of Armenian forces from all occupied territories of Azerbaijan" in its latest resolution on the South Caucasus.
The leader of the Georgian opposition Labor Party has accused the government of offering him 4 million euros (about $5 million) in exchange for his party's withdrawal from upcoming local elections.
South Korea says it will take the case of its sunken naval vessel to the UN Security Council.
Iran's intelligence minister, Heydar Moslehi, says he has no doubt three U.S. citizens arrested last July are spies, and called on Washington to propose a prisoner swap to secure their release.
U.S. President Barack Obama has declared that the United States cannot act alone in the world, and he is pressing for greater international cooperation.
A senior Kyrgyz official has accused a number of foreign secret services of wiretapping the country's interim government.
Life is set to start returning to normal In the Thai capital Bangkok after last week's street fighting which left the city center badly damaged.
Investigators are sifting through the wreckage of an Indian passenger plane that crashed on landing in southwest India, killing 158 people.