Opposition supporters have rallied in Armenia's capital Yerevan, vowing to push President Serzh Sarkisian out of office unless he calls early elections.
Russian diplomats have expressed concern over the fate of a Russian blogger detained in Chisinau on suspicion of inciting riots more than two years ago.
Seven Kazakh prison guards have been found guilty of torturing 26 prisoners last year at a penitentiary in northern Kazakhstan.
U.S. President Barack Obama has presented outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates the country's highest civilian honor in a surprise move at Gates' farewell ceremony outside the Pentagon on June 30.
Some 150 people have protested at the Kyrgyz parliament against the proposed appointment of several judges to a new judicial council.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament today set October 30 as the date for a presidential election designed to move the country closer to completing constitutional reforms aimed at creating Central Asia's first parliamentary democracy.
The Jiaozhou Bay bridge is 42 kilometers long and is supported by more than 5,000 pillars.
The move is seen as a subtle shift in U.S. policy which is all but certain to upset Israel and its U.S. supporters who have deep misgivings about the Islamist group.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says every government, including the Chinese, had "a duty and responsibility" to assist the International Criminal Court (ICC).
An Iranian parliament deputy has confirmed that a raid at a women's public swimming pool in Tehran that police had earlier denied did in fact happen.
Lebanon's state prosecutor has received the indictments from the UN-backed tribunal investigating the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.
Hundreds of thousands of British public-sector workers go on a 24-hour strike today to protest planned changes to their pensions.