Iran's government has confirmed that an Iranian journalist had defected while covering negotiations in Switzerland between Tehran and world powers on the country's nuclear program.
A group of Uzbeks in northern Afghanistan, claiming to be from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), says it is pledging allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group.
The UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has ruled that Serbian ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj had breached conditions of his provisional release and ordered his return to detention at The Hague.
Authorities in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh say one of their soldiers has been killed by Azerbaijani gunfire.
The Ukrainian military says that one soldier has been killed and three wounded over the previous 24 hours in the country's east despite a six-week-old cease-fire with Russian-backed rebels.
Two top officials at Tajikistan's State Agency for Drugs Control (OGMM) have been detained on suspicion of bribe-taking.
Two local men in Russia's North Caucasus region of Daghestan have been convicted of killing a journalist and sentenced to prison.
Tehran says a U.S. drone strike killed two Iranian advisers in Iraq last week, but the United States says it has only struck Islamic State (IS) militants in its campaign.
Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe say Uzbekistan's presidential election lacked genuine opposition to incumbent Islam Karimov and was marred by legal and organizational shortcomings
Negotiations are intensifying in Switzerland as a deadline to reach a preliminary deal on Tehran's nuclear program looms, with differences still remaining.
EU foreign-policy chief Federica Mogherini has postponed a planned visit to Ukraine on March 30 after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker did the same.
Czech President Milos Zeman has confirmed his plans to visit Moscow to participate in the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the World War II victory over Nazi Germany.