An investigator in the Belarusian Prosecutor-General's Office who was herself arrested three months ago has gone on hunger strike.
A court in Moldova's separatist Transdniester region today extended by a further 30 days the pretrial detention of independent journalist Ernest Vardanean.
At a summit with the EU in Brussels, Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani failed to make noticeable headway on Pakistan's chief aim -- securing free trade with the bloc.
The nongovernmental organization Moving Forward in Belarus has told RFE/RL's Belarus Service it is coming under pressure from the authorities.
A journalist in Tskhinvali, the capital of Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia, has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of illegal possession of weapons.
NATO said today its troops and Afghan government forces have killed Mullah Zergay, indentified as a top Taliban commander for the Kandahar area.
The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) says it is seriously concerned for the safety of jailed Iranian labor activist Mansur Osanlu.
An imam was killed in an attack on a mosque in Daghestan and a policeman killed in a bombing in Ingushetia as violence continued today in Russia's North Caucasus region.
Thousands of people waving Turkish and Palestinian flags and shouting anti-Israeli slogans today rallied in Istanbul in support of victims of an Israeli raid.
An opposition activist in Belarus has been sentenced to one year of "restricted freedom" for avoiding military service.
Belarus has dispatched 32 tons of humanitarian aid to Tajikistan by air.
Over 50 activists in the Russian city of Samara in the Volga region protested today against "illegal actions" by the police.