Construction of a new amphitheater in the ancient Silk Route city of Samarkand near the famous Registan complex of buildings has damaged two of the madrassahs.
A court in Minsk has sentenced eight opposition activists to prison terms ranging from 15 to 25 days after they took part in an event marking the anniversary of the 1986 Chornobyl nuclear disaster.
The Georgian Orthodox Church has urged parliament to postpone adoption of an antidiscrimination bill, saying it may contain clauses contradicting Georgia's traditional values.
A Tajik opposition lawmaker says he was beaten in the country's southeastern region of Gorno-Badakhshan.
Police in Kazakhstan have detained several activists from the Antiheptyl movement, known for its opposition to the launches of Russian Proton-M rockets from Kazakh soil.
A wave of violence has killed at least 20 people across Iraq as early voting began in the April 30 parliamentary elections.
The Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights has harshly criticized Azerbaijani authorities over deteriorating human rights and basic freedoms in the country.
Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) has announced it will delay the announcement of full results of the country's presidential election until April 26.
The Kazakh government has outlined new amendments to the country's migration laws that would expedite citizenship for ethnic Kazakhs from foreign countries.
In his annual address to the nation, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has called on citizens "to be vigilant and ready to answer the world's current complex geopolitical challenges."
A jailed Belarusian opposition activist has started a hunger strike to protest his incarceration.
Crimean Tatar leader Mustafa Dzhemilev has been barred from entering Crimea for the next five years.