Dozens of activists from the opposition Yabloko party staged a public show of solidarity today in St. Petersburg with four colleagues jailed in the Black Sea coastal city of Tuapse.
The office of Azerbaijan's Prosecutor-General has launched a hotline for people to report specific instances of corruption.
Iraqi teachers and local officials are up in arms over a derogatory comment by a senior education ministry official describing members of the teaching community as mostly jackasses.
Tehran's municipal bus service union is urging authorities to arrange medical treatment outside prison for its jailed leader, Mansour Osanlou.
Two Kazakh opposition parties have called on the three rival candidates to incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbaev to force a delay in next month's presidential election by withdrawing from the race.
An Azerbaijani youth activist involved in organizing an antigovernment campaign on the Internet has been ordered detained for one month after being questioned about his Facebook activity.
Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has rejected an opposition plan for him to transfer power by the end of 2011, as protests against his rule continued.
The international police organization Interpol has issued a global alert against Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi and 15 other Libyans.
Dozens of people protested today in the Russian city of Barnaul against corruption and other ills.
A newspaper aimed at Central Asian labor migrants has debuted in the Russian city of St. Petersburg.
Fifty-five prominent Russian public figures have protested what they describe as pressure on the courts by supporters of jailed former Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky during his trial last year, which was roundly condemned by rights groups.
The Egyptian military subsequently ordered the evacuation of the building, to the internal security service in that country's second-biggest city, the Mediterranean port of Alexandria.