The prosecutor general's office in Kazakhstan announced on January 23 that reviews on the Internet during 2014 determined more than 700 websites contained material considered "extremist" and were ordered blocked
Tens of thousands of Muslims in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of Indian Kashmir have rallied against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Russia's top track and field coach has resigned following a series of doping scandals involving Russian athletes.
Two pro-European parties have agreed to form a minority government in Moldova after months of negotiations following last year's parliamentary election.
Georgia's interior minister resigned on January 23, days after the suspected murder of a man who had accused him of covering up the circumstances surrounding the killing of two people by the police.
Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have posted an online warning that a "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages.
Some 20 thousand people gathered in the capital of Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan -- Makhachkala, for Mevlid -- celebrations of Prophet Muhammad and his heritage.
Russia's Grand Mufti Ravil Gainutdin says freedom of expression must have its limits.
Five Belarusian activists detained while commemorating victims of a crackdown on antigovernment protests in neighboring Ukraine were sentenced to jail terms on January 23.
Call it the Putin diet. From a regional lawmaker to a powerful deputy prime minister, pro-Kremlin politicians say Russians are ready to eat less to support their president in the face of pressure from the West -- or should be.
A concert by a Russian singer has been cancelled after he performed a song he wrote that is critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Armenia and Azerbaijan on January 23 accuse each other of fresh cease-fire violations along their border.