Authorities in Kyrgyzstan are seeking the killers of the former governor of Naryn Province, Tynchtykbek Chekiev.
U.S. Army General David Petraeus, the commander of U.S. and NATO military operations in Afghanistan, says he sees "areas of progress" in the Afghan war.
Afghanistan's Mining Ministry announced today that a new oil deposit with an estimated 1.8 billion barrels of crude has been discovered in the north of the country.
An audio tape purportedly from Al-Qaeda's second-in-command, Egyptian-born Ayman al-Zawahri, has been posted on Islamist websites.
Following a sharp fall caused by the global recession, large-scale cash remittances from Armenians working abroad rose by about 10 percent in the first half of this year, contributing to Armenia's ongoing economic recovery.
Afghanistan's largest gathering of clerics has called for the revival of strict Islamic law as a way to achieve reconciliation with the Taliban.
A diplomatic source told RFE/RL's Armenian Service that the Russian and Armenian governments have finalized a far-reaching agreement that will prolong and upgrade Russia's military presence in Armenia.
Three U.S. aircraft carrying firefighting aid have arrived in Moscow to help Russians battle wildfires of historic proportions.
U.S. President Barack Obama has offered new pledges to restore the economy and the environment in regions that suffered damage from the Gulf Of Mexico oil spill -- the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.
Japan's liberal prime minister broke from tradition today by not visiting a controversial shrine which honors World War II criminals among the country's war dead.
The ban -- which is to run from August 15 until at least the end of the year -- was ordered in a bid to keep down domestic food prices after a severe drought and wildfires devastated Russian crops.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Pakistan today to review efforts to deliver food and shelter to millions of people affected by unprecedented flooding.