The Kosovar and Albanian prime ministers say they are working together against a Serbian resolution at the United Nations challenging Kosovo's declaration of independence.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has announced that he has set up a council to pursue peace talks with the Taliban.
The police chief of Afghanistan's northern Konduz Province says a suicide bomber killed five policemen and one civilian in the city of Konduz today.
Several nongovernmental organizations representing physically disabled people in Almaty have launched a campaign to bring attention to their problems in Kazakhstan's largest city.
A jailed Belarusian activist's prison term has been shortened by one year.
The trial of a Kyrgyz human rights activist accused of involvement in a police officer's killing and other crimes will resume next week.
Police have detained and questioned a family in the western city of Hrodna who demanded Belarusian-language instruction at schools.
Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki says there has been "serious progress" in his country's relations with Armenia.
Authorities in New Zealand have declared a state of emergency after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, the country's second-biggest city.
A senior official in Russia's North Caucasus was wounded today and his driver killed in a bomb explosion.
The breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh says two Azerbaijani soldiers were killed today in fighting on the front line of the Armenian-backed region.
The United States should not delay in ratifying the new nuclear arms treaty with Russia, the chief U.S. negotiator has said.