Russia's leading lender, the state-controlled VTB Bank, is preparing a lawsuit against 10 officials of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
A court in southern Russia has sentenced a man to 12 years in jail for treason.
A Russian soldier charged with killing an Armenian family of seven has pleaded guilty.
Lawmakers in Tajikistan have adopted amendments to the country's constitution that could enable President Emomali Rahmon to establish a presidential dynasty.
Russia's Justice Ministry has submitted draft changes to the country's controversial law on "foreign agents" that are intended to define more specifically what the phrase "political activities" means
Ukraine's state antimonopoly agency has imposed a $3.5 billion fine on Russia's Gazprom for allegedly abusing its monopoly control of Ukraine's natural-gas transit system.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says Ukraine will regain its control over the Russia-annexed region of Crimea and the eastern Ukrainian territory currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
A massive crowd turned out in Chechnya to voice support for the region’s Kremlin-backed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, and to echo his escalating condemnation of the Russian opposition.
Russia will form four new divisions of ground forces in 2016 in response to "intensified" NATO military exercises.
Armenian officials say winter holidays have been prolonged for a third time due to a deadly outbreak of swine flu.
The United Nations says crucial talks aimed at ending the civil war in Syria would likely be delayed by a few days as a dispute over which opposition groups will attend has intensified.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has spoken to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif about the three Americans that were abducted in Iraq last week.