Kazakhstan's U.S. ambassador says that despite disagreeing with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's negative assessment of the country's parliamentary elections, observers from the body will be invited to return in the future.
Authorities say 13 people, including a local intelligence official, were killed in two attacks in southern Afghanistan.
Iranian authorities have arrested a dozen journalists, intellectuals, and activists in recent weeks, ahead of Iran's March 2 parliamentary elections.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says that Moscow will offer no explanation for suspected arms deliveries to Syria.
Hearings have begun in Almaty in the appeal filed by three men convicted of killing Kyrgyz journalist Gennady Pavlyuk.
The International Monetary Fund says it will seek to raise up to $500 billion as the European debt crisis threatens the global economy.
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has told the European Union's parliament that key EU concerns on democratic rights in his country can be easily fixed.
Russian human rights activists plan to hold a concert next month to raise money to support political prisoners after holding a "For Fair Elections" march in Moscow.
Britain's Defense Ministry says an investigation has been launched into media allegations that two British soldiers sexually abused children in Afghanistan.
A senior U.S. State Department official says the Obama administration is not pursuing a policy of regime change in Iran, but remains engaged in a "two-track policy" aimed at engaging and pressuring the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
The League of Voters, a new civic grouping designed to monitor fraud in Russia's March presidential election and founded by leading members of the cultural elite, is born.
A Pakistani government spokesman says Pakistan is postponing a visit by a special U.S. envoy.