Prosecutors in New York have indicted an Iranian shipping company for setting up companies as fronts to evade U.S. economic sanctions and dupe New York-based banks into processing wire payments totaling more than $60 million.
Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal said on June 20 that he is "running out of patience" with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after it rejected a plan to deal with Kabul Bank.
China's ethnic Kyrgyz community has agreed to assist farmers in southern Kyrgyzstan's Osh region.
Tajik officials say an escapee from a high-profile jailbreak last year and a suspected insurgent have been killed by security forces in east-central Tajikistan.
Kyrgyzstan's Military Court has turned down a request by the lawyer of ousted President Kurmanbek Bakiev to change the prosecutors at her client's trial in absentia.
A Tunisian court has sentenced ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife to 35 years in prison each for theft and other charges.
Libyan officials say 15 civilians, including three children, were killed in a NATO attack on a building west of the capital, Tripoli.
A court in Kyiv has refused to release from detention a former Ukrainian interior minister on trial for abuse of office.
Kazakh officials have confirmed that inmates at a maximum security prison near Almaty staged a protest late last week, but denied that security forces were brought to the penitentiary
Hundreds of people gathered in southern Kyrgyzstan on June 20 in support of a member of parliament charged with assaulting a fellow deputy.
The Communist Party contender for the key job of mayor of the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, says he will not recognize his defeat to a pro-Western candidate in the June 19 runoff election and will fight against it using "all legal means."
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has indicated that he would not run against Vladimir Putin in presidential elections next year.