Tajiks living near the border with Afghanistan say Afghan drug smugglers have abducted a man after he cooperated with Tajik border guards.
Former Kyrgyz Defense Minister Baktyek Kalyev has been transferred from a detention center to house arrest due to health reasons.
Four people were killed and at least 12 injured in Azerbaijan when a vehicle transporting propane gas exploded.
Dozens of Baha'is in cities across Iran are reported to have been summoned to the Intelligence Ministry in recent weeks because of their activities in the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education.
Three men have been detained in northern Tajikistan in possession of what police say was more than 31 kilograms of heroin.
Financial markets around the world continue to experience aftershocks from the downgrading of the U.S. government credit rating last week by the Standard & Poor's rating agency.
Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev has given local officials two days to solve the problems faced by residents in a part of the capital who have been protesting over their settlement's lack of amenities.
A Russian citizen wanted by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) on terrorism charges has been detained in Kyrgyzstan.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, have met for talks in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
President Hamid Karzai has asked Afghanistan's religious elders to use their influence to persuade Islamist insurgents not to hide suicide bombs in turbans in a bid to halt the new tactic.
NATO has said overnight air strikes near the city of Zliten in western Libya were "legitimate" and that it has no evidence of Tripoli claims that the bombs killed 85 villagers.
A cargo plane crashed in Russia's Far Eastern Kolyma region today, killing all 11 people onboard.