Seven suspected illegal arms traders have been arrested in and around Bishkek while another suspect reportedly killed himself.
An Iranian woman who was blinded and badly disfigured in an acid attack has stopped a retributive blinding sentence from being carried out on her attacker at the last moment.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has said he supports calls for Russia to merge with its western neighbor, Belarus.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has promoted or awarded medals to 280 army and security services commanders and officers.
A group of Kazakh climbers released from Uzbek custody over the weekend say they will sue the Uzbek authorities for violating their rights in detaining them.
Striking oil workers in western Kazakhstan say their company is ultimately responsible for a fire on July 30 that killed one worker and injured two others.
A senior opposition party official says Armenia and Azerbaijan will fail to reach a framework agreement on the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the coming months despite peace efforts.
The Oslo police say they're setting up a special unit to investigate the twin attacks of July 22 and have collected phones, cameras, and computers from the island of Utoeya for the investigation.
Italy's coast guard has found the bodies of 25 would-be migrants in the hold of a boat crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa to the Italian island of Lampedusa, apparently victims of asphyxiation.
Investigators have launched a criminal probe into flouted safety regulations after a private pleasure boat sank on the Moscow River early on July 31 killing nine passengers, including the captain.
The session followed the reported deaths of more than 100 people in Syria on July 31, including scores in the city of Hama.
The top United States military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, says militant safe havens in Pakistan continue to pose a significant obstacle to achieving success in bringing long-term stability to Afghanistan and Pakistan.