A leading Belarusian opposition activist says the European Union must continue to pressure the ex-Soviet country's authoritarian president over his record on human rights and civil liberties despite a thaw between Minsk and Brussels.
A court in Azerbaijan's Naxcivan exclave has sentenced an opposition activist to eight years in jail.
The United Nations' envoy on Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has announced a "temporary pause" for talks in Geneva aimed at resolving Syria's civil war.
Afghanistan's chief executive has called on Indian businesses to invest in his war-torn country -- including development of a proposed trade corridor through Afghanistan that links Iran with India and Central Asia.
U.S. President Barack Obama has warned against growing anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States and urged Muslim leaders to speak out against extremist interpretations of Islam.
An Egyptian court has overturned death sentences handed to 149 pro-Islamists charged with killing 11 police officers in August 2013 following the army's ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.
Western leaders praised the reform efforts of a Ukrainian economy minister who resigned February 3 and called on Kyiv to keep pursuing the reforms he championed.
A court in Moscow has prolonged the pretrial detention for a Russian citizen charged with high treason and espionage for the United States.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow will not stop conducting air strikes in Syria until all "terrorist" groups are defeated.
A wealthy Kazakh businessman with close ties to Russia who was detained on January 30 has been sent to pretrial detention.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says the risk of open war between Russia and Ukraine is greater now than it was a year ago.
Iraqi officials say tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians are running out of food and medicine in the city of Fallujah, an Islamic State stronghold under siege by security forces.