U.S. President Barack Obama called leaders from Germany, Britain and the United Arab Emirates to discuss the situation in Egypt and the need for political change there.
There was still no word from two correspondents for Prague-based Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty one day after they were said to have been released from a police station in Cairo.
Another young soldier has deserted an infamous Russian military unit near St. Petersburg after allegedly being abused.
The Kyrgyz parliament has adopted amendments to its law on religions that prevent government officials from being involved in the preparations for the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia after reports of corruption.
The head of a U.S. organization promoting democracy in Eastern Europe says Moldova has wasted two decades in terms of democratic reforms and European integration.
Kazakh police briefly detained two Al-Jazeera journalists and confiscated their videotapes.
The head of Armenia's earthquake-monitoring agency has resigned ahead of his trial on embezzlement charges.
Dozens of people demonstrated in front of the parliament building in the eastern Russian region of Ulyanovsk today demanding a judge be punished for his role in a deadly car accident.
Iraqi state television today quotes Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as saying he won't run for a third time when his current term is up in 2014.
Speaking to the Munich Security conference in Germany today, Western leaders backed democratization in the Arab world but urged a phased transition instead of dramatic changes.
Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters took to the streets of the capital, Tirana, on February 4, demanding that the government step down over corruption and electoral fraud allegations.
Julian Assange, the Australian-born founder of the whistleblowing WikiLeaks website, has called on Australia's prime minister to bring his home.