Military parades and wreath-laying ceremonies are being held today to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Most countries from the former communist bloc mark the defeat of Nazi Germany one day later, on May 9.
A special committee set up by the Moldovan parliament has accused former President Vladimir Voronin of exceeding his constitutional powers by giving police direct orders.
The leader of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) says an increase in hatred and intolerance in society is a "grave threat" to peace and stability.
A group of doctors and other employees at a Russian Military Commission in the western city of Penza were arrested today for allegedly taking bribes from draft dodgers.
Strong rains have caused floods that have killed at least 20 people in the Kulob area of the southern Tajik province of Khatlon.
Lawyers and relatives of activists jailed in Iran's 2009 postelection crackdown have described an arbitrary justice system keeping those jailed in legal limbo, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Leaders of eurozone countries have announced they will set up an emergency defense plan to prevent Greece's financial crisis from spreading to other countries and further battering their common currency.
Pakistani Taliban militants have cut off the right hands of three confessed thieves in a village in northwest Pakistan.
Pakistan successfully test-fired two short-range, nuclear-capable missiles today as part of efforts to boost defense capabilities, the military said.
Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) meet for an informal summit today in the Russian capital, Moscow.
The United States wants and expects more from Pakistan in the fight against insurgents and is ready to offer additional assistance if Islamabad asks, two senior Obama administration officials said.
The Russian State Duma has defeated a motion that would have suspended adoptions of Russian children by families in the United States.