Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has evoked the Ukraine conflict as protests continued over the Central Asian government's decision to privatize large tracts of state-owned agricultural land.
Two car bombings claimed by the extremist Islamic State group have killed dozens in the southern Iraqi city of Samawa. (RFE/RL's Radio Farda)
Russia said on May 1 that talks are under way to include Syria's Aleppo province in a temporary cease-fire.
One Ukrainian soldier has been killed and several troops wounded in Ukraine’s east, the Ukrainian government said on May 1.
Tens of thousands of people marched across Moscow’s Red Square on May 1 in a pro-Kremlin workers’ rally.
Double car bombings claimed by Islamic State have killed at least 18 people and injured up to 40 others in southern Iraq, Iraqi officials said on May 1.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani welcomed the success of the moderate-reformist bloc in the second round of parliamentary elections.
Three Turkish soldiers have been killed and 14 others injured in an attack on May 1 in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, blamed on rebels of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Turkish army said.
Millions of Orthodox Christians across the world are celebrating Easter, their most important religious holiday.
One police officer was killed and 13 others were injured in an explosion near the police headquarters in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on May 1.
Kazakhstan's credit rating has been downgraded by Fitch Ratings with the agency citing the detrimental effect of lower oil prices on the country's economy.
Iraqi military forces reported success in a final offensive to retake the predominantly Turkoman town of Bashir from Islamic State fighters.