A Kyrgyz citizen allegedly involved in deadly ethnic clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan last year has been detained in the Russian republic of Khakassia.
Kazakh financial police have launched a criminal investigation against a former top official who is currently living in Switzerland.
More than 100 activists have protested about poor social services in the southwestern Russian city of Biisk.
A Norwegian court has extended by four weeks the isolation detention of Anders Behring Breivik, the man who confessed to the massacre of 77 people in July.
Kazakhstan's ruling Nur-Otan party has claimed all 16 seats available in today's election to the Senate, or upper house of parliament.
The mother of jailed Azerbaijani youth activist Baxtiyar Haciyev has sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking her to help secure his release.
The international women's magazine "Cosmopolitan" claims to have become Armenia's best-selling magazine less than seven months after the launch of its local-language edition.
Tajikistan's Majlisi Namoyandagon, the lower house of parliament, today approved an amnesty for some 4,000 prisoners, timed to coincide with the country's celebrations to mark 20 years of independence on September 9.
Police in southern Tajikistan have opened criminal cases against 22 former students at Islamic universities and religious schools abroad who returned to Tajikistan in the past year.
The blast, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, occurred as prayers were being offered Friday at the mosque in Jamrud.
Turkish warplanes and artillery attacked suspected Kurdish rebel bases in Iraq overnight for the second time in as many days.
The Israeli military has carried out air strikes on targets in the Gaza Strip following a series of attacks by gunmen in southern Israel that killed eight people and left more than 25 injured.