A Kyrgyz journalist who was attacked on February 20 by a group of men wielding metal bars has blamed the Interior Ministry for the violence and says he thinks the ministry plans to kill him.
Syria’s main opposition umbrella group was meeting in the Saudi capital on February 22 as Washington and Russia continued diplomatic efforts aimed at brokering a cease-fire deal.
A military court in Tajikistan's southern Kulob region has sentenced a member of the army's border guard service to 17 years in jail on charges of desertion and extremism.
The chairman of Kazakhstan's Journalists Union and head of the National Press Club in Almaty has been detained, together with his son, on charges of embezzlement and tax evasion.
Saudi Arabia has put 32 people on trial, including 30 members of its own Shi'ite Muslim minority, on charges of spying for Iran.
Ukrainian authorities say they have launched a criminal investigation into multiple attacks on Russian banks during this week's commemorations of the deadly 2014 antigovernment Euromaidan protests.
The German and French foreign ministers have praised Ukraine for its reforms thus far but is urging Kyiv Ukraine to push for greater progress in battling corruption.
U.S. and European Union diplomats say Macedonia has thus far not done enough to hold "credible" parliamentary elections scheduled for April.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will make an official visit to Iran on February 23.
The Crimean Tatar singer Jamala has been chosen to represent Ukraine at the Eurovision song contest in Sweden in May.
Up to 1,000 Ukrainian nationalists have rallied in central Kyiv to demand the ouster of the government.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has arrived in Tehran, days after his Iranian counterpart visited Russia.