Two policemen were killed and two others wounded when unknown assailants opened fire on a police vehicle in Russian North Caucasus republic of Daghestan
Russian anticorruption crusader and opposition figure Aleksei Navalny left his apartment on January 6 in his latest act of defiance over a house arrest that he claims is no longer in force -- to buy milk.
A U.S. Congressman has said that he was "particularly disturbed" by a December 26 raid on RFE/RL's bureau in Baku and the targeting of international nongovernmental organizations in Azerbaijan.
Ukraine's annual inflation rate reached nearly 25 percent during 2014, the highest rate seen there in 14 years.
Beijing and Almaty, the two remaining cities vying to host the 2022 Winter Games, have formally submitted their bid details to Olympic officials in the Swiss city of Lausanne.
Russian authorities say a former Russian air force general committed suicide in Moscow on January 6 by hanging himself.
Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi says the country is rebuilding its military to address weaknesses, but that the effort is "still in the very early stages."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree enabling foreign nationals to serve in the Russian military.
Iraqi officials say 23 government soldiers and allied Sunni fighters have been killed in a clash with Islamic State militants in the western province of Anbar.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani marked his first 100 days in office on January 6, still struggling to form a cabinet with the chief executive of his unity government, Abdullah Abdullah.
The ruble was falling on January 6 as world prices for oil, a key Russian export, dropped to their lowest point in more than five years.
Tajikistan's government has expressed concern over young Tajiks receiving education at Islamic religious schools abroad.