The Iranian Navy has begun eight days of war games in the Straight of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman in an attempt to demonstrate its military strength.
Kyrgyz acting Prosecutor-General Baitemir Ibraev says many properties near the Issyk-Kul lake resort that were privatized during President Kurmanbek Bakiev's rule are being investigated.
Armenia's highest criminal court has upheld a prison sentence for a newspaper editor and opposition leader for his alleged role in 2008 postelection violence in Yerevan.
A suspected Islamic insurgent leader has reportedly been killed in Russia's volatile republic of Ingushetia.
The leader of the breakaway Georgian region of South Ossetia was in Moscow to discuss Russian assistance on reconstruction and infrastructure projects.
Tajikistan's Foreign Ministry says Iran has officially proposed introducing visa-free travel between the two countries.
St. Petersburg police say two people were wounded in an attack on a Muslim halal-food store near the city's central mosque today.
A public bus in St. Petersburg drove its route today adorned with an advertisement that includes a portrait of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
A top Iraqi official says thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq and refugees from neighboring countries have returned recently and others want to return.
The United States has stepped up efforts to prevent people on "no-fly" lists from boarding flights after the suspected New York car bomber was allowed to board a flight to Dubai.
Communists in the southeastern Ukrainian city of Zaporizhzhya have unveiled a monument to Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.
Three Kazakh parliament deputies today proposed giving President Nursultan Nazarbaev the official title "Leader of the Nation."