Polls have closed in Egypt on the second and final day of a referendum on a new constitution.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has released a critical report on the human rights situation in the European Union in 2013.
During a visit to NATO headquarters in Brussels, Azebaijani President Ilham Aliyev reiterates his position that no political prisoners exist in his country.
RFE/RL has condemned the harassment and intimidation of independent journalists in Ukraine, including a smear campaign targeting RFE/RL contributor Vitaliy Portnikov.
At least two suspected militants and three security officers have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in Russia's volatile North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
Hasan Choriev, the father of a prominent Uzbek opposition activist, has been released from prison.
At least 19 people, including 17 schoolchildren, have been killed in a road accident in Pakistan’s southern province of Sindh.
Prosecutors in Ukraine have launched a new probe against Serhiy Vlasenko, the lawyer of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Russia's Federal Migration Service says U.S. journalist David Satter has the right to appeal a decision that bars him from entering the country for five years.
Poland's defense minister says his country will pull its troops out of Afghanistan earlier than originally planned.
The Chinese-ruled territory of Hong Kong remains the most economically "free" place in the world, while Iran and Ukraine are among the most unfree.
The speaker of the Ukrainian parliament, Volodymyr Rybak, was forced to start a parliamentary session from a deputy's seat on January 15 as opposition lawmakers continued to occupy the podium.