Afghan President Hamid Karzai has again called for the United States to close down its detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
An Iranian news agency has reported that a senior Iranian diplomat was detained in Tehran in mid-March for reasons that remain unclear.
A majority of the seven trustees named to Iran's Central Election Board appear to be close to the camp of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
The United Nation's mission in Iraq has said that April was the deadliest month in that country since June 2008.
The media freedom representative of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has criticized Azerbaijan for not living up to its commitments to decriminalize defamation.
A court in northwestern Kazakhstan has sentenced two men to prison after convicting one of religious extremism and the other for illegal weapon possession.
A British man has been jailed for 10 years for selling fake bomb detectors, many of them to the Iraqi government.
Georgian athletes will take part in the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
A court in northwestern Pakistan has postponed its decision on the appeal of a doctor who allegedly helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden.
Baku is demanding an explanation for the arrest of two Azerbaijani citizens in Iran.
Local officials say eight police officers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in the eastern Afghan province of Logar.