Georgia's new Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili says he will not restore diplomatic ties with Russia until Moscow reverses its decision to recognize the independence of two Georgian breakaway regions.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called upon Albanian lawmakers to speed up progress toward European Union membership and step up efforts to enforce laws and fight corruption.
Police and doctors say a Pakistani couple have killed their teenage daughter by pouring acid on her after they caught her talking to a boy.
Imprisoned former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has vowed to continue her hunger strike despite recommendations from some doctors that she needed to start eating again.
Russian legal authorities have detained two people in connection with fraud at the country's Oboronservis company, which oversees manufacturing contracts for the Defense Ministry.
The new UN special rapporteur on human rights in Belarus has called on the authorities and civil society to engage in an open dialogue aimed at the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.
Rights group Amnesty International has urged authorities in Bosnia's Serbian entity, the Republika Srpska, to make reparations for victims of wartime rape.
A court in Russia has reduced the prison sentence of the business partner of jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Nine female political prisoners have started a hunger strike to protest their conditions in Tehran's Evin prison.
An Iraqi court has convicted fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi of involvement in a plot to assassinate a senior Interior Ministry official.
Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has signed a decree changing the security arrangements at Tbilisi's international airport.
The Czech Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by former Czechoslovak intelligence agent Pavel Minarik, who was jailed in 2009 for insurance fraud.