A bomb blast outside a hotel in northwest Pakistan killed at least eight people and wounded at least a dozen others.
Well-known Kazakh rapper Takezhan says he plans to perform a concert in the commercial capital Almaty in support of striking oil workers in the west of the country.
Activists say Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat -- one of the most popular cartoonists in the Arab world -- is in hospital after being severely beaten by unknown assailants in Damascus.
Uzbekistan's national air carrier is telling passengers to limit the amount of "nos," or powdered tobacco, they take with them aboard flights
Six Azerbaijani opposition activists have been jailed for up to three years over an antigovernment protest in Baku four months ago that was broken up by police.
Armenian state regulators are promising to investigate a more than 20 percent surge in the retail price of sugar which will further raise the cost of living and could hamper government efforts to curb inflation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is arriving in China on August 25 after completing a Siberian summit with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Jailed Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Mohammad Seifzadeh has written an open letter to former President Mohammad Khatami detailing extensive violations of judicial rights.
Some 20 people picketed the Kyrgyz government building today to demand infrastructure for a settlement near Bishkek where they live and for their formal registration as residents.
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney writes in his new memoir that he urged former president George W. Bush to bomb a suspected nuclear reactor site in Syria but Bush rejected his advice.
The leader of a Belarusian opposition party facing trial over postelection protests says the charges against him have been dropped.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the Group of 20 leading and emerging economies must play a role in stimulating global economic growth.