Three young men in the central Russian city of Barnaul have been found guilty of killing of a Korean student and sentenced to heavy jail terms.
Azerbaijan has threatened to shoot down civilian planes flying to Nagorno-Karabakh if the sole civilian airport in the disputed region reopens as planned.
Residents of Russia's Far East are scrambling to buy iodine, red wine, vodka, and seaweed amid fears about windblown radiation from Japan, even as officials assure them there is no threat.
Russian and Turkish leaders have vowed to press on with plans for Russia to build Turkey's first nuclear power plant.
The leader of a Kazakh NGO has been jailed for 15 days for organizing a protest that saw hundreds of disgruntled homeowners rally in the capital, Astana.
A St. Petersburg court has again postponed hearings in the case of alleged abuse by former policeman Vadim Boiko.
A former Belarusian opposition presidential candidate who apparently fled Belarus this week in defiance of an order barring him from leaving town has sent an audio message saying he is out of the country and doing well.
Witnesses said dozens of people gathered in front of the ministry to demand the release of political prisoners.
A former Tajik opposition commander has described as "good" the conditions in the prison in Dushanbe where he served three years of a nine-year term prior to being amnestied last month.
A former student activist of Tehran's Sharif University of Technology told Radio Farda on March 13 that 16-18 students of that university have been detained since mid-February.
A senior Tajik border guard official has ruled out the renewed stationing of Russian border guards along Tajikistan's borders.
Reports say Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's forces launched an artillery bombardment on Misurata today as part of an effort to retake western Libya's last big rebel stronghold.