Turkish police have used pepper spray and water cannons to disperse a demonstration in Ankara calling for justice over the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, who was shot dead outside his offices eight years ago.
Moscow and Kyiv have traded accusations as fighting escalates in eastern Ukraine and casualties mount. In Brussels, the EU has ruled out easing sanctions on Russia.
Pakistani officials say at least three soldiers and seven militants were killed in a clash in the country's restive northwestern tribal region.
Hundreds of people have demonstrated in the Iranian capital against the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Electoral officials in Uzbekistan have cleared candidates from four political parties to run in a March 29 presidential election.
The head of Russian soccer's governing body, Nikolai Tolstykh, could be sacked over the failure to pay national team coach Fabio Capello's wages.
A 6-month-old boy who was stabbed last week in what authorities say was a brutal attack by a Russian soldier in Armenia last week has died.
A prominent Tatar activist who faces trial on hate-crimes charges supporters say are politically motivated has begun a hunger strike.
Iran has confirmed a general of its elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) died in an Israeli air strike in Syria that also killed several members of the Lebanese Shi'ite militant group Hizballah on January 18.
Several hundred people have demonstrated in eastern Afghanistan against the depiction of the Prophet Muhammad in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The editor of a Kazakh magazine that was shut down by the authorities has started a hunger strike in the nation's largest city, Almaty.
An Argentinian prosecutor who accused President Cristina Fernandez of involvement in a plot to cover up Iran's alleged role in the country’s worst terrorist attack has been found dead.