After blocking the widely popular Telegram app, Iran could be moving to filter the popular platform Instagram.
Said to be in town for a colleague’s wedding, a former U.S. Marine picked up in Moscow now faces espionage charges, 20 years in prison.
As a 7-year-old, he lost nearly everything in the Srebrenica massacre, but a Facebook campaign is giving him a new chance.
The appointment of Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, the chief of Iran's Judiciary, as head of an influential advisory body is seen as a blow to the moderate camp in Iran.
When the Tupolev Tu-144 successfully took to the air on December 31, 1968, it gave the Soviet Union bragging rights as the first to put a supersonic airliner into flight, beating its Western competitor by two months.
As part of an ongoing crackdown on religions registered abroad, Russia has banned missionary work. Here's how Mormon missionaries stay busy.
Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and an outspoken former lawmaker in her own right, is warning that the Iranian establishment could collapse.
Early in a six-year term, Vladimir Putin appears to have a lock on power. But Russia's actions abroad have come at a cost, compounding some challenges at home.
As the year draws to a close, let's take a look back at the stories, videos, and photo galleries -- from the serious to the silly -- that most piqued the interest of RFE/RL readers in 2018.
Iran's foreign minister has been accused of distorting comments by the founder of the Islamic republic by stating that no Iranian official has ever called for the destruction of Israel.
Steps crafted from the metal salvaged from military hardware seized from the Nazis by the Red Army will adorn a controversial new Russian military cathedral near Moscow.
A renowned Russian linguist is among the thousands of victims of Stalin's purges featured on a new Moscow memorial. His Soviet secret-police interrogator made the list as well.