The United States has dismissed elections in Georgia's breakaway region of Abkhazia as illegitimate.
Ukrainian opposition parties are discussing possible joint actions ahead of the new political season this fall.
Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh say the number of foreign tourists visiting the breakaway Azerbaijani region jumped by almost 50 percent in the first half of this year following a similarly sharp rise recorded in 2010.
Reports from the Naxcivan Autonomous Republic say a 31-year-old airport technician from the landlocked Azerbaijani exclave has been found dead at the Ministry for National Security after being accused of "working for Iran."
Muslims in Tajikistan are not certain when Ramadan will end, and whether they must fast on August 30.
A rebel leader is asking Libyans not to take revenge as worry mounts over massacre sites.
Turkey's armed forces say that up to 160 Kurdish guerrillas were killed in the military's air and artillery strikes in northern Iraq this month.
The United Nations has warned that avian flu shows signs of a resurgence, while a mutant strain that is able to sidestep vaccines could be spreading in Asia.
Russia has delayed the launch of its next manned mission to the International Space Station (ISS), after an unmanned cargo vessel crashed following its launch last week.
The Kyrgyz government has promised a thorough investigation after three Chinese workers were beaten during a recent protest against a Chinese gold-mining project in the north of the country.
A senior provincial minister in Pakistan has claimed that the biggest political party in Karachi is behind a wave of violence in the city and accused its leader of being a killer.
Moscow police say a Kyrgyz citizen shot and wounded four fellow Kyrgyz in a cafe in the Russian capital.