Moscow's two main international airports have announced a total ban on liquids in carry-on baggage amid a security crackdown ahead of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has again urged Al-Qaeda-linked militants in the western province of Anbar to surrender.
An alleged member of an international jihadist group has been apprehended in Kyrgyzstan.
A date has been set for the retrial of a former top Kazakh official found guilty of ordering a high-profile murder.
Tajik and Kyrgyz border guards and police will now jointly patrol disputed segments of their mutual border.
A newly established committee has been created in Tatarstan to protect the rights of Muslims in detention in the Russian republic.
The Iraqi Army says it is delaying an all-out attack on the center of the city of Fallujah -- which is held by Al-Qaeda-linked militants -- in order to avoid civilian casualties.
A Kyrgyz labor migrant has been found dead in Moscow -- the second such incident in as many days.
A second suspect in November arson attacks against two Orthodox churches in Tatarstan has alleged police torture.
Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribesmen continue to fight Al-Qaeda militants in the central cities of Ramadi and Fallujah.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has said the military will leave cities in Anbar Province where deadly clashes took place after a Sunni antigovernment protest camp was dismantled.
The leader of Ukraine's opposition UDAR party, Vitali Klitschko, says opposition parties and their supporters will continue their peaceful demonstrations across Ukraine after the winter holidays.