Ukraine is seeking more than $16 billion from Russian energy company Gazprom in its appeal to an arbitration court in Stockholm over a long-running gas-pricing dispute between Kyiv and Moscow.
The United States has urged Uzbekistan to release opposition journalist Muhammad Bekjanov, who has been imprisoned since 1999, and ease restrictions on journalists in the authoritarian Central Asian state.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif made a rare visit to the country's restive tribal areas where he commended the army for reestablishing order.
Five car bombs exploded across Baghdad on the evening of April 30, killing at least 17 people.
An Afghan government delegation is expected to meet with representatives of the Taliban over the next several days in Qatar.
Activists and trade unions held rallies across Europe and the rest of the world to mark May Day, the International Workers Day.
The Kremlin has refuted a Ukrainian claim that Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed to deploy peacekeepers in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian soldiers are fighting pro-Russian separatists.
Two Ukrainian soldiers and one pro-Russian rebel have been killed over the past 24 hours in fighting in the country's east despite a shaky cease-fire
Kosovar police say an opposition leader has been arrested for obstructing an official from performing his duties.
European Union Energy Commissioner Maros Sefcovic says Europe could import natural gas from Turkmenistan via Iran as the EU tries to break its dependence on Russian-sourced energy.
The Macedonian state prosecutor has formally indicted the leading opposition politician over his role in a surveillance scandal that has challenged the nine-year rule of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
The White House next week will host the head of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, a frontline ally in the fight against Islamic militants..