Iraqi President Fuad Masum has arrived in the Iranian capital for an official visit expected to focus on the fight against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group and on economic relations.
Saudi-led coalition aircraft have carried out new strikes on Yemen, hours before a five-day cease-fire to allow deliveries of humanitarian aid is set to begin.
Kyrgyz officials say Uzbek border guards have shot dead a Kyrgyz national and detained another near the border between the two Central Asian nations.
One of Tajikistan's most powerful police leaders has mysteriously vanished, baffling his family and leaving observers to speculate about where the long-serving commander and father of eight might be.
EU lawmakers have called on Azerbaijan to release individuals widely seen as political prisoners ahead of the inaugural European Games and urged European leaders to skip the event’s June 12 opening ceremony in Baku.
Traffic lights showing pictograms of gay, lesbian, and heterosexual couples with hearts are being set up in the Austrian capital ahead of next week's 60th Eurovision Song Contest.
A group of Iranian lawmakers have signed and proposed a bill that calls for a halt in nuclear talks with the United States until Washington tones down the war rhetoric.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg has ruled that Georgian authorities failed to adequately protect gay-rights activists and should compensate victims of attacks aimed at blocking a gay-pride event three years ago.
Iranian state media reports that the country's nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, who has played a major role in recent talks with world powers, has had emergency surgery for a perforated bowel.
A number of Uzbek officials who played a role in the downfall of the president's daughter Gulnara Karimova have themselves fallen from grace.
Kazakh authorities say some 100 saiga antelope have been found dead in a northern region, with few clues as to what killed the critically endangered animals.
Security was tight as the imprisoned former mayor of Makhachkala, capital of Russia's restive Daghestan region in the North Caucasus, was led into a courtroom for a new trial on murder and terrorism charges.