Boys and girls at Iranian schools may be given separate textbooks under a new government initiative. It's the latest part of life to be segregated by gender in the Islamic republic.
The European Parliament's rapporteur for the Western Balkans says violent clashes between Kosovar police and Albanian protesters trying to blockade the Serbian border hurt international attempts to improve relations between Belgrade and Pristina.
Iran's envoy to the UN atomic watchdog says a high-level delegation from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is to visit Iran on January 29-31 to discuss issues over Tehran's nuclear program.
The French media watchdog Reporters Without Borders says it is “shocked” to learn that Iran’s Supreme Court has confirmed a death sentence against website designer Saeed Malekpour, a dual Iranian-Canadian citizen.
Parastoo Dokouhaki, a well-known Iranian journalist, blogger, and researcher, has been reportedly jailed.
Turkey's government today expressed outrage at comments by U.S. Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry, who suggested the country is ruled by Islamic terrorists and questioned its NATO membership.
A jailed former Belarusian presidential candidate has been placed in solitary confinement and an opposition activist transfered to a "closed regime" prison for violating rules.
A St. Petersburg middle-school group with a neo-Nazi name has won a competition on tolerance.
Unidentified gunmen have shot dead tribal journalist Mukarram Khan Aatif near the northern city of Peshawar.
A Turkish court ruling closes the case of the 2007 assassination of journalist Hrant Dink without a broader probe into the alleged involvement of state security officials in the murder.
The new leader of Moldova's breakaway Transdniester region says he has canceled a 100 percent customs duty on goods imported from Moldova.
One inmate died and dozens were injured following a riot at the main detention center in the Kyrgyz capital. The riot followed a wave of hunger strikes in Kyrgyz prisons prompted by poor living conditions.