Kyrgyz authorities say the new academic year for secondary schools in the southern cities of Osh, Jalal-Abad, and Batken will begin as planned on September 1 -- but that university students will start theirs several weeks later than normal.
The president of Tajikistan has asked parents of students attending religious schools abroad to bring their children back home.
Georgia has accused Russia of deploying S-300 missile-defense systems in a second breakaway Georgian region, South Ossetia.
Ten employees of the Gemma Oil Company in the Caspian city of Astrakhan have started a hunger strike to demand payment of their overdue salaries.
Armenian Defense Minister says the rumored sale by Russia of sophisticated Russian anti-aircraft missiles to Azerbaijan will not give Baku a "strategic advantage" in the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Jailed Belarusian investigator Svyatlana Baykova has been transferred from a Committee for State Security (KGB) detention center to house arrest.
An investigation has been opened into the violent dispersal by police of opposition protesters in St. Petersburg on July 31
Kazakh farmers fear the poor harvest caused by extremely hot weather this summer may lead to bankruptcies.
Four internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Georgia's breakaway republic of Abkhazia have sewn their mouths shut in a protest at being moved from dwellings in Tbilisi
The wife of jailed Iranian reformist politician Mostafa Tajzadeh has written to Tehran's prosecutor expressing concerns about her husband.
Hundreds of Afghans reportedly tried to storm a NATO-led base in northwestern Afghanistan after a deadly gun battle between Spanish troops and an Afghan police recruit.
Officials say a string of attacks across Iraq have killed at least 60 people and left more than 250 wounded.