The president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has asked the Kremlin-allied speaker of Russia's lower parliament house to help secure the urgent release of Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko.
Twelve teenagers have required medical assistance after they fell unwell in a Kazakh village where many residents have experienced fainting spells and other symptoms in recent months.
A Russian intelligence warship has docked in Cuba’s capital, Havana, ahead of historic talks there between U.S. and Cuban diplomats.
Armenians have buried a six-month-old boy who was stabbed last week in a massacre that has been blamed on a Russian soldier.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the West of trying to isolate Russia and warned that such efforts would fail.
Afghanistan’s Defense Ministry says government forces have killed 23 Taliban militants during operations in three different parts of the country.
The human rights group Amnesty International has sharply criticized a Russian bill that would ban "undesirable foreign organizations."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev were expected discuss bilateral relations, energy policy, and other issues when they met in the German capital.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) says violence and threats against Afghanistan’s journalists by the government and security forces are on the rise.
The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine were meeting to discuss the crisis in eastern Ukraine, which has witnessed a spike in fighting in recent days.
U.S. President Barack Obama has announced that after years of war and recession, "the shadow of crisis has passed, and the state of the union is strong."
One of Russia's leading gay activists has announced he will run against a well-known antigay politician for a seat in St. Petersburg's legislative assembly.