Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic has survived a confidence vote in parliament in the wake of receiving an invitation for his country to join NATO.
The Obama administration has chosen Lieutenant General John Nicholson, Jr., a veteran of several war deployments to Afghanistan, as the next top U.S. commander in Kabul.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) has condemned an attack against a journalist that was carried out earlier this week by police in Belarus.
Traffic police in Kyiv have fined Terezia Yatsenyuk, the wife of Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, for talking on a mobile phone while driving.
International Criminal Court (ICC) judges have authorized prosecutors to open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed "in and around South Ossetia" during 2008, when Russia fought a brief war against Georgia over the breakaway region.
President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to a controversial pro-Russian journalist from Ukraine, Anatoliy Vasserman.
Iranian media say that the country's navy has warned a U.S. warship to leave an area in the Gulf of Oman where Iran has been conducting a naval drill.
Former Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev will not be attending his brother's burial in Kyrgyzstan.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has appointed his daughter as his chief of staff, the latest in a series of moves that appear aimed at consolidating power in his family for years to come.
A trial has opened in the Lithuanian capital over the Soviet crackdown on the Baltic state's pro-independence movement in 1991.
Finland and Russia have agreed to step up cooperation along their shared border, through which a growing number of migrants are entering the European Union.
The United Nations has launched an appeal to raise $393 million in humanitarian aid for Afghanistan to reach millions of vulnerable people this year.