Four bombs exploded in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi today, killing at least five people and wounded 15 others.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Azbulis, whose country currently holds the rotating OSCE chairmanship, visited Turkmenistan and urged Turkmen officials to lift restrictions for registering nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
Former Belarusian presidential candidate Ryhor Kastusyou says the authorities are doing everything to "turn my family into beggars."
The local head of an embattled Polish cultural organization in eastern Belarus has fled to Poland fearing possible arrest.
Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad today appointed a caretaker oil minister after an earlier decision by the Iranian president to name himself to that post drew strong resistance from the country's parliament.
The International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) says an Iranian trade union leader was freed on parole today after spending almost four years in prison.
Former Kyrgyz Interior Minister Bolot Sher today apologized to the country for his role in not preventing the deadly clashes between Kyrgyz and ethnic Uzbeks in southern Kyrgyzstan last year.
The trial of two former police officers charged with beating a Dushanbe resident to death opened today but was immediately adjourned.
Hundreds of striking oil workers in western Kazakhstan rallied today outside a regional governor's office to demand higher wages and the immediate release of a jailed trade union activist.
Activists say Syrian security forces today killed at least 15 people in a central town as a crackdown on antigovernment protests continues.
A Turkish court today handed down jail terms of between four and six months to a group of paramilitary policemen for negligence over the 2007 murder of a prominent ethnic Armenian journalist.
War crimes suspect Ratko Mladic's lawyer has claimed the former Bosnian Serb general was secretly treated for cancer in a Belgrade hospital two years ago.