The Asian Development Bank (ADB) says it has approved two loans totaling $400 million to help strengthen the Azerbaijani railway sector and modernize a rail line connecting Azerbaijan with Russia and Iran.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has suffered a "complete defeat” along the Euphrates River in eastern Syria.
Prosecutors in Bosnia-Herzegovina says they have charged a Bosnian Serb mayor and three other former police officers with war crimes committed during the 1992-1995 war that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has expressed the alliance’s “strong commitment” to Georgia’s security and called on Russia to withdraw its forces from separatist regions in the Caucasus country.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has angrily called on companies and business leaders to bring billions of dollars stowed in bank accounts abroad back to Kazakhstan.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the Western alliance will continue to pursue dialogue with Russia while strengthening its deterrence capabilities and support for partners in Eastern Europe.
After meeting in Belgrade, Serbian and Bosnian leaders said that they want to resolve the issues outstanding since the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s and Bosnia’s war that followed.
Some 3,000 members of the Georgian political party founded by Mikheil Saakashvili have demonstrated in Tbilisi, warning against the former president's extradition from Ukraine.
A French court has ordered Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, who is under formal investigation on suspicion of tax evasion, to pay 40 million euros ($47 million) bail.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced he will seek a new six-year term in a March 2018 election, taking a widely expected step that is likely to prolong his rule into a third decade.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the government will not prevent Russian athletes from competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics under the Olympic flag.