At least 10 of the participants were detained during the January 5 confrontations, including Sergei Udaltsov, leader of the Left Front, and Mikhail Shneyder of the Solidarity movement.
Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, known for his anti-U.S. stance and well-armed militia, has reportedly returned to Iraq for the first time in some three years.
The ruling Yeni Azerbaijani Party (YAP) has claimed an increase in the number of young people who joined the party last year.
The Hungarian ambassador to Belarus, Ferenc Kontra, has said that Belarus should release all of the protesters detained in the wake of Belarus's presidential election last month or face possible visa bans for top officials.
A human rights activist is suing the Uzbek Interior Ministry for denying him an exit visa to travel outside the country.
Kyrgyzstan says emigration from the country rose by 10 percent last year, partly due to the departure of some 40,000 ethnic Uzbeks following ethnic clashes in June in the southern regions of Osh and Jalal-Abad.
The European Union says it has not yet responded to Iran's offer to tour its nuclear facilities, but believes such inspections should be conducted by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The authorities say four suspected militants were killed in a raid in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.
Iran's acting Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi is in Iraq for a trip aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two neighbors.
Two suspects in the killing of three policemen have been killed during a security operation in a village just outside Bishkek.
The United States says it is "deeply concerned" by what appears to be a rising number of attacks on Christian believers in parts of the Middle East and Africa.
A new session of the U.S. Congress opens today and the White House is bracing for strong opposition from the new Republican majority in the House of Representatives.