Russian President Vladimir Putin's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, has dismissed a report regarding property presumably possessed and controlled by Putin that was published recently by an opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
Officials say a 12-year-old boy and 6-year-old girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan.
Iranian authorities and Russia's state nuclear agency, Rosatom, have announced that the first reactor at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran is now functioning at full capacity.
The quick pardon by Azerbaijan's president of the repatriated killer of an Armenian army officer has sparked a diplomatic maelstrom involving arch foe Armenia and European Union and NATO member Hungary.
Reports from Russia say Marshal Sergei Sokolov, the Soviet defense minister fired by the Politburo after a German teenager landed his plane on Moscow's Red Square, has died at the age of 101.
Authorities in Russia's restive Daghestan region say two suspected militants have been killed in a special operation in the republic's Leninkent residential area near the capital, Makhachkala.
Iranian officials have denounced a report by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog accusing Tehran of intensifying its uranium-enrichment activities.
The Vyasna (Spring) human rights center in Belarus says police and the Committee for State Security (KGB) have detained several administrators of Belarusian opposition online communities.
U.S. authorities have declined to file criminal charges against CIA interrogators in connection with the case of two detainees who died while being held in secret prisons in foreign countries.
Russian investigators say a suspect in the killing of two women in the city of Kazan tried to mislead police by writing a message at the crime scene about the Pussy Riot feminist punk band.
Former President Askar Akaev has apologized for what he describes as the country's economic and political problems and his own "personal mistakes" during his tenure as independent Kyrgyzstan’s first president between 1990 and 2005.
Police in Pakistan say the leader of a banned Sunni extremist group has been arrested.