Ukraine says it has enough money to start construction of a new shelter on the site of the world's worst nuclear disaster.
Libyan rebel leaders are expected to visit Belgium today for talks with NATO and European Union officials.
An Egyptian court has convicted a Mubarak-era prime minister and two cabinet ministers of corruption and sentenced them to up to 10 years in jail.
The UN Security Council has condemned "in the strongest terms" this week's attacks by demonstrators against the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus.
The trial in Tajikistan of 53 people suspected of belonging to the banned Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) thought to be behind a suicide car-bomb attack last year began today.
The Azerbaijani government has received copies of 60 rare medieval manuscripts from the Vatican's secret archives.
One of the two journalists protesting media censorship in Uzbekistan has ended her hunger strike after being forcibly hospitalized.
Nearly a week after a deadly series of blasts outside the capital, Ashgabat, many in Turkmenistan still don't know the extent of what really happened as they await permission to return to their homes.
Anti-racism campaigners have welcomed the tough sentences handed down by a Moscow court against a group of serial killers as part of a recent government crackdown on ultranationalist groups that follows years of leniency.
The relatives of two jailed Iranian political activists have expressed concern about the health of their loved ones.
Kazakh officials have said a total of 16 prisoners were killed when inmates attempted to escape from a Kazakh prison late on July 10.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has begun against extradition to Sweden to face rape allegations.