Yemeni government forces have killed at least 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants, including a local leader identified as an Uzbek national.
A suicide bomber has detonated explosives at a checkpoint on the border between Afghanistan's Panjshir and Parwan provinces, killing at least 13 people.
A number of labor activists were detained in the Iranian capital as they gathered to observe International Workers' Day on May 1.
Russian police arrested more than 30 Greenpeace activists aboard the organization's ship, the "Rainbow Warrior," including the captain.
The Kremlin press service on May 1 reported that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to help free a team of OSCE observers that had been captured in eastern Ukraine.
Freedom House’s latest report on media freedom asserts that Eurasian countries continue to have the world's poorest ratings, with no country in the region rated as “free.”
Tens of thousands of people have taken part in a May Day parade through the center of Russia's capital, Moscow.
China and Russia will hold joint naval exercises in the East China Sea later this month.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius says Ukraine has the right and the obligation to use direct force, if necessary, to quell pro-Russian separatist movements in the eastern part of the country,
The International Monetary Fund has approved a $17 billion two-year aid program for Ukraine to help spur its economy and fill its depleted treasury.
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi has been transferred to house arrest, a day after he was hospitalized due to heart problems.
A leader of the self-declared "Donetsk People's Republic" says the eastern Ukrainian region will not take part in the presidential election scheduled next month.