Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has capped off a three-day trip to the U.S. capital by inking agreements on adoption and visas alongside U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Authorities in Belarus have detained dozens of people for taking part in antigovernment protests in Minsk and other cities.
Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian says information technology (IT) has become a major sector of the country's economy and will continue to grow strongly in the coming years.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev says there are no restrictions on access to the Internet in Azerbaijan because of the government's desire to promote media freedom.
High-level U.S.-Pakistani contacts have taken place, after the United States suspended a third of the $2 billion in military aid it sends to Islamabad.
British judges have deferred a decision on an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange against his extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault.
Dozens of residents in the southern Kyrgyz city of Osh have protested delays in the reconstruction of their homes destroyed during deadly clashes between ethnic Uzbeks and Kyrgyz last year.
Authorities say three almost-simultaneous blasts have killed 21 people and wounded more than 100 in India's financial capital of Mumbai.
One of the three people accused of killing independent Kyrgyz journalist Gennady Pavlyuk in Kazakhstan in 2009 has renounced his initial testimony.
Six Azerbaijani opposition activists have gone on trial over an antigovernment protest in Baku two months ago that was broken up by police.
The fugitive former chairman of Kazakhstan's BTA Bank has been granted political asylum in Britain.
Libyan rebel leaders were in Brussels for talks with NATO and European officials.