Kazakh prison officials have said that six inmates in the Almaty detention center cut open their abdomens on July 30 to protest prison conditions.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych has appointed veteran diplomat Oleh Dyomin as the new ambassador to Kazakhstan.
Well-known Chechen journalist Malika Betiyeva and four members of her family have been killed in a car crash.
Two activists in the central Belarusian town of Barisau have been detained for publicly displaying the country's historic flag.
The chairman of the Kyrgyz Communist Party says he is resigning because of a pending criminal case against him.
U.S. President Barack Obama has said that the United States' combat mission in Iraq will end "as promised and on schedule," on August 31.
Journalists from the opposition newspaper "Azadliq" were not allowed to enter the paper's premises today due to unpaid debts to a state-owned publishing house.
A Kazakh journalist threw dung at the Almaty city court building today to protest the court's rejection of her lawsuit against Prime Minister Karim Masimov and other politicians.
A Kyrgyz government commission today began investigating the causes of the deadly clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in the southern Kyrgyz regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad in June.
A senior Iraqi official says that international cooperation has resulted in the recovery of thousands of ancient artifacts stolen from the country's national museum and historical sites since 2003.
At least 40 people have died in wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes in Russia and burned through vast swaths of tinder-dry land, but firefighters say they are making progress and the blazes are dying down.
Prime Minister David Cameron's office said today that the British leader stands by remarks he made in India last week about Pakistan and the export of terrorism.