Iran's mistrustful public has long chafed at official effort to push them onto Iranian-made apps when foreign ones are available, despite the obstacles.
A new bill necessitates a new name for a four-year military campaign against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. Just which one is up for debate.
Some Iranians are miffed that officials unveiled the extravagant, religiously inscribed replica just days after protests over poverty and an ailing economy.
The leader of Russia's nationwide truckers protest says his fledgling presidential election campaign, which he hoped would attract attention to his cause, fell victim to police interference.
The Russian weapon design was dubbed the "doomsday machine" when its plans were first glimpsed in a Russian state TV report in 2015. Now a U.S. nuclear policy document confirms Moscow's apparent intentions to build it.
Cricket legend Imran Khan, a strong contender to be Pakistan's next prime minister, has googly eyes for his spiritual adviser -- and his political rivals are throwing it back in his face.
Does Russian President Vladimir Putin have a genetic mutation for good governance as a result of being born to survivors of the World War II siege of Leningrad? A film set to premiere in Moscow makes the claim.
The nationwide protests that erupted recently in Iran have been subdued, but the anger that fueled them remains.
Ukraine's parliament has passed legislation on how to bring its "occupied" eastern territories back into the fold. But critics point out some flaws.
RFE/RL visited the front lines to capture the lives of Ukrainian troops as they battle through the fourth winter of war against Russia-backed separatists.
Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov for the first time has conceded that a singer believed to have vanished in a purge of gay men in the region may have been killed -- but denies any state involvement in his disappearance.
An independent Russian election monitor is crying foul over what it says calls free campaign advertising for President Vladimir Puatin that TV networks are couching as news reports.