The opening of the office comes some seven months after the United States dropped the Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), the largest member in the NCRI, from its list of terrorist organizations.
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych says he cannot give a pardon to former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko while legal proceedings against her continue.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight most-developed nations have condemned "in the strongest possible terms" North Korea's nuclear activities and "expressed deep concerns about the increasing human tragedy” in Syria.
Hassan Rohani announced his election bid on April 11 and accused incumbent President Mahmud Ahmadinejad of needlessly incurring economic sanctions that have crippled Iran.
Dozens of Russian NGOs are demanding that President Vladimir Putin prove his claim that some NGOs in Russia are receiving a combined $1 billion in foreign funding.
Kyrgyzstan's parliament has established a commission to investigate the early release of organized crime boss Aziz Batukaev.
Dozens of people have gathered in the Central House of Journalists in Moscow to bid farewell to Russia's late journalist Mikhail Beketov, who suffered brain damage and lost a leg and several fingers after a savage beating in 2008.
Fakhrul Islam, an ethnic Pushtun member of the Mutahhida Qaumi Movement (MQM) Party, was killed by gunmen on motorcycles on the outskirts of Hyderabad on April 11.
Moscow's Tverskoi district court has resumed the posthumous trial of whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
A man who shot dead 13 people in a village outside Belgrade earlier this week has died in a hospital of wounds he inflicted on himself at the end of his killing spree.
Azerbaijan's foreign minister says he does not believe the recent call by a group of Iranian lawmakers for the annexation of part of Azerbaijan should be taken seriously.
Georgia's popular Borjomi mineral water is returning to the Russian market after an absence of seven years.