Residents of a Turkmen city devastated last year when an ammunition depot blew up have expressed frustration over the lack of reconstruction there.
A journalist whose independent paper was shuttered after his conviction for revealing state secrets in an article hinting at wrongdoing in Kazakhstan's national security apparatus is free after three years in jail.
A Pakistani regional assembly has passed a law making it illegal for parents not to extend property rights to female family members.
Azerbaijani social-media activists have launched a Facebook campaign called the Great Movement of the People in an attempt to strengthen public supervision of government actions it considers illegal.
Kosovo Albanian prostesters threw stones at an armored convoy carrying Serbian President Boris Tadic as he marked Orthodox Christmas in the former Serbian province.
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari says his civilian government is not at "war" with the country's powerful military, as reports continue to focus on tensions between the two.
The Pentagon says the U.S. Navy has rescued 13 Iranian seamen after a distress call saying they were being held hostage by pirates in the northern Arabian Sea.
A Belarusian official has called for the head of the country's largest granite quarry to resign amid employee protests.
A Pakistani man has been sentenced to more than four years in jail in the United States for trying to smuggle into the country someone he thought was a member of the Pakistani Taliban.
The Navy Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards announced has announced that there will be another military exercise in the Straits of Hormuz in February.
Syrian state media say a suicide bombing in central Damascus has killed and injured dozens of people.
A law restricting the use of the Internet by Belarusian firms and state institutions has come into force.