Russia’s Foreign Ministry has met with North Korea’s ambassador to express Moscow’s concerns about Pyongyang’s recent actions.
The Kremlin website has posted the 2012 incomes of top officials and the information shows President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary earned more money than Putin.
The United States has imposed visa bans and asset freezes on 18 people, many of them Russian, who are named on what is known as the Magnitsky List.
An explosion near a school in the Daghestani city of Buinaksk has killed at least one policeman and wounded three others in the latest incident during two days of violence in Russia’s North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.
Eurozone finance ministers have formally approved the terms of Cyprus’s economic bailout package.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is stopping its visits to penitentiaries in Uzbekistan.
Afghan officials say 13 soldiers have been killed by a Taliban attack on an outpost in eastern Afghanistan.
The Public Chamber in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan has approved the wearing of head scarfs, or hijabs, for schoolgirls and teachers at secondary schools.
At least one person has been killed and two more wounded in a continuing security operation in Russia's North Caucasus republic of Daghestan.
A spokesman for Russia's Investigative Committee said a criminal probe of an opposition leader became a federal case because of his fierce antigovernment activities.
A Kyrgyz national has been arrested in the Russian city of Magnitogorsk for suspected membership in the banned Islamic Party of Turkestan (IPT).
Rafi Hovannisian, the main challenger to Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian in the election in February, is currently in Moscow for a one-day visit.