The United States has welcomed news that Pakistani authorities plan to outlaw the Haqqani terrorist network and more than 10 other organizations connected to militant groups
An Iranian negotiator has expressed hope that a political agreement on Tehran's nuclear program can be reached with global powers before a March deadline.
Tension is high in Armenia following clashes between police and protesters demanding the handover of a Russian soldier accused of murdering six members of an Armenian family near Russia's military base in the former Soviet republic.
Russian Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has suggested that the creators of the Oscar-nominated film Leviathan are exploiting anti-Russian sentiment to garner international accolades.
The CIA has tweeted a Russian-language quote from author Boris Pasternak about his acclaimed novel Doctor Zhivago, which the agency published and helped smuggle into the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks in Moscow with his Venezuelan counterpart about declining global oil prices.
Belgian authorities say two suspected Islamic militants have been killed and another arrested during an antiterrorism operation in the east of the country.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) should help achieve "common national goals" and not oppose the government.
The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a complaint by one of Josef Stalin's grandsons over an article calling the Soviet dictator a "bloodthirsty cannibal."
Iranian officials say Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is expected to visit Tehran for two days next week.
The Belarusian parliament has approved Andrey Kabyakau as the country's next prime minister after his formal introduction to the legislature on January 15 by President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, announced on January 15 that they have arrested members of a criminal organization that has been forcing women into prostitution and trafficking them abroad.