Moscow has again urged the West to invite Iran to next week's international peace conference on Syria.
A U.S. Congressman at the forefront of efforts to punish Russian officials implicated in rights abuses says he now wants answers from the U.S. administration as to why it hasn't expanded the so-called Magnitsky list.
A court in Moscow has sent a man suspected of burning the Koran to pre-trial detention until at least March 9.
Rights organizations have been criticizing Russia's banning of a U.S. journalist from the country for five years.
A Russian court has found the former deputy mayor of the Siberian city of Tulun guilty of killing a journalist who had criticized his activities, but ruled he should not go to prison.
Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili says he expects "provocations" from Russia ahead of the signing of an Association Agreement with the European Union.
A Russian firm has announced that it's in the final stages of negotiations on a contract to help build a natural-gas power plant in Serbia as part of a multinational consortium.
State media in Vietnam report that Hanoi is delaying construction by a Russian firm of the country's first nuclear power plant amid concerns about safety and efficiency.
Iran says it won't take part in next week's international peace conference on Syria if preconditions are set for its participation.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has released a critical report on the human rights situation in the European Union in 2013.
At least two suspected militants and three security officers have been killed in a counterterrorism operation in Russia's volatile North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
Russia's Federal Migration Service says U.S. journalist David Satter has the right to appeal a decision that bars him from entering the country for five years.