The nearly two dozen opposition groups aligned in the main opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) have decided to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections jointly.
The social-media website Facebook plans to file documents for an initial public offering as soon as next week, "The Wall Street Journal" is reporting.
A Syrian insurgent group has released a video claiming they are holding seven Iranian citizens hostage and calling for the government to release a rebel army officer and cease military operations in Homs.
An aide to former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf says he has called off his planned return to his homeland.
According to Georgia’s state statistics agency, the country’s wine exports jumped nearly 40 percent in value last year to more than $54 million.
International press-freedom monitoring group Reporters Without Borders (RSF) says it is "very concerned" by an announcement from the social-media website Twitter that it could block user posts from appearing in specific countries.
Police have arrested a well-known Belarusian human rights activist Aleh Vouchak and charged him with hooliganism.
Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Ministry says three Kyrgyz citizens have been rescued from de-facto 10-year slavery in neighboring Kazakhstan.
The United Nations Security Council is expected to gather at a closed-door session on January 27 to consider a new draft resolution aimed at ending the violence in Syria.
Belarusian prosecutors say that the man who confessed to carrying out a bombing in the Minsk subway in April 2011 and who was sentenced to death the following November has refused to ask for clemency.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev says he does not plan to prolong the curfew in the restive town of Zhanaozen beyond its scheduled end at the end of January.
Russian security forces say they have killed three militants, including the regional leader of an insurgent group seeking to carve out an Islamic state, in Russia's restive North Caucasus region.