A senior U.S. general has expressed concern that President Barack Obama's July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing troops out of Afghanistan is encouraging the Taliban.
A group of women market merchants in the southern Tajik city of Qorghonteppa say they are coming under pressure to stop wearing the hijab.
Iran has begun production on an oil field shared with Oman in the Persian Gulf's Strait of Hormuz.
Two members of the opposition Zharangutiun (Heritage) party have expressed concern over Armenia's new military accord with Russia.
Dozens of police have surrounded an evangelical Christian church in Minsk, in the latest episode in its long-running battle with authorities
The families of 16 of the 17 Iranian political prisoners who began a hunger strike last month have finally managed to meet with them.
Dozens of residents of the Siberian city of Barnaul have held a protest rally in support of suspended city Mayor Vladimir Kolganov.
The wife of jailed Kazakh activist Yermek Narymbaev says he has gone on a hunger strike.
The chairman of Kazakhstan's Military Court has been hospitalized following a drive-by shooting in Almaty.
Two members of the Alumni Association of Iran, the country's largest reformist student group, have been detained by security forces in Tehran.
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has been charged in two separate courts in connection with helping organize unsanctioned protests in Moscow.
The U.S. military says the number of U.S. soldiers in Iraq has fallen below 50,000.