With Congress on its summer recess, Washington's political corridors are empty. But the debate surrounding U.S. President Barack Obama's pick for ambassador to Azerbaijan is in full swing.
Kyrgyzstan's prosecutor-general says Belarusian officials have refused for the second time to extradite ousted Kyrgyz President Kurmanbek Bakiev.
NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says three U.S. soldiers were killed today in attacks in Afghanistan.
The Moscow magazine "Big City" has organized another rally under the slogan "Moscow Is Accessible" to draw attention to the problems people in wheelchairs encounter in the city.
Vandals have destroyed 74 graves in a Catholic cemetery in the western Belarusian city of Berastse.
Government and opposition parties in Armenia have responded positively to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's pledge to promote democracy and human rights in the country.
The Crimean Tatars plan to hold a national congress, or Kurultay, this weekend to discuss perceived threats to their community and to Ukraine's territorial integrity
Two Iranian rights activists arrested on their way to the funeral of a senior dissident cleric last year have won international press freedom awards
A disabled Uzbek man has ridden over 500 kilometers in his wheel-chair -- in the hope of crowning President Islam Karimov on Independence Day
Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry has rejected as "laughable" a claim by Yerevan that Russia could back Armenia in case of a new conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
The United Nations' antiracism committee has urged France to "avoid" the collective deportations of Roma and said it was concerned about "political speeches of a discriminatory nature."
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said Russia must go ahead with plans to build a Moscow-St. Petersburg highway.