Bishkek Mayor Isa Omurkulov has demanded that a case of vehicular manslaughter against his son be reopened after it was closed last week.
Dozens of protesters have held a rally in southern Kyrgyzstan today to demand that a prominent Uzbek rights activist remain in jail.
Human rights activists say a whistle-blowing attorney for a financial services company in Russia may have been beaten by prison guards before he died two years ago.
The sound of an explosion was reportedly heard in the Iranian city of Isfahan on November 28.
The White House says President Barack Obama considers the death of 24 Pakistani troops in a cross-border fight involving NATO forces "a tragedy."
Pensioners in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have attacked and attempted to occupy the office of the regional governor.
Four prison officials in central Kazakhstan may face trial in connection with the death of a prisoner after a campaign for justice by the dead man's brother.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has said the 17-member eurozone is in a mild recession and is now threatening the global economy.
A United Nations commission says that Syrian troops and security forces have committed "crimes against humanity" including murder, torture, and rape.
The Energy Ministry of Kyrgyzstan has announced power rationing for swaths of the mountainous and economically Central Asian state.
An opposition activist in Belarus has been charged with insulting police in a dispute about a change in his parole restrictions and will face trial next week.
The NATO-led force in Kosovo says 25 of its soldiers have been wounded -- including two from gunfire -- in clashes with ethnic Serbs in Kosovo.