U.S. President Barack Obama has set out an ambitious goal of cutting U.S. reliance on foreign oil by one-third by the year 2025. And he struck back against critics who blame his energy policies for high gasoline prices.
A leader of the Bashkir Youth Union has received a three-year suspended sentence after he was found guilty of attacking journalists as a member of the Republic of Bashkortostan's government in 2009.
Kyrgyz officials say the remaining hunger-striking inmates in five of the country's penitentiaries have ended their protest.
Belarus has softened charges against two former presidential candidates arrested during post election protests in December.
Kosovo's President Behgjet Pacolli has resigned following a Constitutional Court ruling that his election was illegal.
A Kazakh opposition publisher is reported missing following an attack, and his colleagues say they fear he might have been abducted.
The prison terms of the sons of slain Tajik Emergency Situations Minister and former opposition commander Mirzo Ziyoev have been reduced by half to 15 years by an appeals court.
Egypt's transitional military government says the country will hold presidential elections one or two months after a parliamentary vote scheduled for September.
Bahrain's Shi'ite opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salem today urged Iran to keep out of his country's internal affairs.
The mother of a young conscript found hanged in a military unit near Moscow earlier this month is demanding a proper investigation into her son's death.
Three young men have been jailed for seven days for attacking Kazakh opposition activists protesting next month's presidential election.
The human remains found after last year's ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan will be identified in China.