International rights groups are calling on WikiLeaks to censor secret files on the war in Afghanistan to protect civilians who have worked with foreign forces there.
Moscow police have broken up another protest against the planned logging of the Khimki forest to clear the way for a highway project.
A small group of Tatar nationalist activists have staged a protest in Kazan against what they say are government attempts to subdivide them.
Dozens of construction workers building a subway in Almaty, Kazakhstan's largest city, have vowed to begin a hunger strike on August 11 to demand three months of unpaid wages.
Local reports say the call to prayer through loudspeakers has been banned in northern Tajikistan as Muslims worldwide ready for the holy month of Ramadan, which starts on August 11 and 12.
The Afghan aid is made up of 4.5 tons of medicine, a team of 23 doctors, and nine helicopters sent to the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province to facilitate recovery efforts in the region.
Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian says the Armenian government plans to acquire long-range, precision-guided weapons for possible armed conflicts with hostile neighbors.
Igor Chudinov, who was prime minister from 2007 to 2009 under then-President Kurmanbek Bakiev, has been detained on charges that remain unclear.
Russian news agencies have cited a "source in the Kremlin administration" as criticizing Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov for his absence from the Russian capital as fires ravaged the surrounding region.
Faizullo Bobokhonov, the son of Tajikistan's former prosecutor-general, has been arrested and charged with taking bribes.
An Azerbaijan court has handed down heavy jail sentences to four men found guilty of abetting a gunman who shot dead 12 people at the State Oil Academy in Baku last year.
A former commander of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards says Tehran has dug mass graves in which to bury U.S. troops in case of any U.S. attack on the country.