Friends and allies of prominent Russian opposition activist Vladimir Kara-Murza, Jr., who mysteriously fell ill with poisoning symptoms in Moscow, say he has regained consciousness after a weeklong coma.
Amnesty International says the sentencing of Iranian artist Atena Farghadani to more than 12 years in prison is a "terrible injustice" and a "violation her rights to free expression and association."
The European Parliament has taken measures against Russian officials in retaliation for Moscow's banning of 89 EU politicians from entering the country.
The families of four Americans detained or missing in Iran testified on June 2 before the House Foreign Affairs Committee about the plight of their loved ones while calling on the U.S government to do more for their release.
At least 24 Iraqi tourists have reportedly died after their bus plunged off a mountain road into a river valley in northern Iran.
A senior European Union official says Macedonia’s political leaders have agreed to hold early elections by the end of April next year in order to overcome a deep political crisis.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he is resigning after 17 years in charge as a corruption scandal engulfed world football's governing body.
A friend of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev found guilty of obstructing a police investigation into the deadly 2013 attack has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The son of a leading Crimean Tatar figure has been found guilty of manslaughter by a Russian court.
Coalition countries fighting the Islamic State (IS) group have pledged their "firm support" for an Iraqi plan to tackle IS advances in Iraq's western Anbar Province.
A Russian court has extended the pretrial custody of an Estonian security officer who faces more than 20 years if convicted of espionage.
In Kazakhstan, there was tight security as secondary school students began taking final exams in Almaty. The x-ray machines were to prevent people smuggling in smartphones or other gadgets.