Georgia's Central Election Commission today released the final results of municipal elections that show President Mikheil Saakashvili's United National Movement won the May 30 poll.
An Iranian court has confirmed a sentence of 3 1/2 years in jail and 50 lashes for a journalist and filmmaker found guilty of antistate propaganda and insulting the supreme leader, media reported.
Residents of Novocherkassk in Rostov Oblast are today marking the 48th anniversary of a deadly crackdown on peaceful demonstrators.
A rights organization says a Tajik citizen wanted by the Uzbek authorities for terrorism has been detained in southern Kazakhstan, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.
A jailed Azerbaijani journalist says he will go on hunger strike to demand authorities comply with a ruling by the European Court for Human Rights to release him from jail.
Iran's state-owned television station Press TV reported today that the central bank in Tehran is selling 45 billion euros from its reserves in order to invest the money in U.S. dollars and gold ingots.
Uzbekistan began withdrawing armored vehicles from an Uzbek exclave on Kyrgyz territory today.
Armenia's leading media associations have demanded the immediate release of a young reporter arrested while covering an opposition protest in Yerevan.
Aleksandr Bortnikov, the head of Russia's FSB security service, said today that terrorists were seeking access to nuclear materials across the former Soviet Union.
The Ukrainian government says it has dismissed Deputy Environment Minister Bohdan Presner for accepting a bribe.
Suspected Taliban militants and a suicide bomber targeted Afghanistan's gathering of tribal leaders and clerics, led by President Hamid Karzai.
Tatarstan lawmakers have proposed formally commemorating on May 16 each year the adoption of Islam in what is now the Russian Federation.