An Iranian-British woman jailed in Tehran last year for taking part in a protest against a ban on women's attendance at sports stadiums alongside men has been pardoned.
The United States and its coalition partners have conducted seven air strikes on positions of the Islamic State militant group in Iraq and Syria since early April 1
Several concert venues in Moscow have reportedly refused to host a concert commemorating slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
A call for the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) to be branded a terrorist organization has been made at a conference in Dushanbe.
Scientists say they have identified a new species of desert monitor lizard that lives in a small area along the border between Iran and Iraq.
Kazakh border guards have detained two brothers they say tried to enter the country illegally from Uzbekistan.
The defense ministers of Georgia, Turkey, and Azerbaijan converged in Tbilisi on April 2 to discuss military cooperation.
Russian police have searched the apartment of the bookkeeper for the independent electoral-rights group Golos (Voice) branch in the Volga River city of Samara.
NASA denies the United States has agreed to build a new orbital space station with Russia.
Kazakh police have detained a former grand mufti of neighboring Kyrgyzstan, Rakhmatulla-Hajji Egemberdiev, who is wanted in Bishkek on suspicion of tax evasion.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka says his country will never be part of Russia despite what he portrayed as the imperialist designs of politicians in the former Soviet republic's giant neighbor.
A bomb exploded in downtown Kyiv early in the morning on April 2.