The opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) threatened to pull out of its dialogue with the government as police pressed charges against most of seven HAK activists who were arrested this week.
Some 30 activists have been detained in Moscow for holding an unsanctioned public gathering.
The Kyrgyz Interior Ministry has recommended firing seven police officers following the death of a Russian suspect beaten in a police station.
At least 23 people have been killed after Syrian gunboats on August 14 pounded poor, densely populated neighborhoods in the coastal city of Latakia with heavy machine gun fire, activists say.
A bomb blast at a hotel in southwest Pakistan has killed at least 11 people and wounded nearly 20 more, police say.
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was met by thousands of supporters on August 14 as she took her first political trip outside the capital Rangoon since being released from house arrest last November.
At least four people were killed and 40 injured on August 13 when a stage collapsed during a storm at the Indiana State Fair.
Police in Pakistan say they have detained several people in connection with the kidnapping of an American development expert in Lahore.
Taliban suicide bombers killed at least 22 people in an audacious attack on a governor's compound in central Afghanistan on August 14 as officials met to discuss security issues, the Afghan interior ministry has said.
Police say that a man and a teenager are due in court on August 1, charged with the murder of three men hit by a car while defending their neighborhood against looters.
U.S. congresswoman Michele Bachmann, of the conservative Tea Party movement, has won a key Republican party pre-election campaign poll in the state of Iowa.
Rebel fighters in Libya are reported to have seized control of the Mediterranean town of Zawiya, about 50 km west of the capital Tripoli, after heavy fighting forces loyal to the Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi.