More than 200 environmental activists and their supporters have marched to a forest in northern Armenia to protest its transformation into an open-pit mine that they say would severely damage the environment.
Armenia has officially confirmed reports that Russian President Dmitry Medvedev will soon host another meeting between his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts on the unresolved conflict over the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Police have attacked hundreds of Azerbaijani taxi drivers protesting in Baku against new restrictions on the use of privately owned automobiles for taxis.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has downgraded the creditworthiness of the European Union bailout fund, the European Financial Stability Facility, by one notch to AA+.
A group dedicated to memorializing Russian victims of political repression has held its first session in Moscow.
A one-man protest against the "persecution of the Russian opposition" has been held in the northwestern city of Kirov.
Hearings have begun in Kazakhstan for a lawsuit seeking compensation for a victim of the first-ever suicide bombing against the National Security Committee.
A hacker attack has brought down the websites of Israel's national carrier, El Al, the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, and three banks in what the government called a cyberoffensive against Israel.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the Security Council to act with "seriousness" on Syria, where he said the situation has become "unacceptable."
The European Union has condemned a weekend protest by hard-line Kosovo Albanians aimed at preventing the passage of Serbian goods across the border.
Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani says that Iran has made several arrests over last week's killing of an Iranian nuclear scientist.
Former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko has requested that witnesses in his trial be forced to attend and testify.