A Russian court in Yekaterinburg has imposed a 24-month work ban on a prominent journalist after finding her guilty of extortion.
Afghanistan says it will release scores of prisoners despite objections from the United States, which considers them a security threat.
Three police officers, including a senior police official, have been killed in a bomb attack in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi.
Fighting has been continuing in Iraq's western Anbar Province, where security forces and their tribal allies are battling an offensive by Al-Qaeda-linked militants.
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.