Kyrgyzstan's economy minister says Russia will allocate $1.2 billion to help Bishkek join a Moscow-led Customs Union.
The U.S. State Department has offered a reward of up to $1 million for information leading to the disruption of the financial mechanisms of a network reputedly run by a Kyrgyz crime boss.
Pakistani police say they have arrested four men in connection with the case of a pregnant woman who was stoned to death by her own family, amid reports that the woman's husband had previously been arrested for killing his first wife.
A Bishkek court is to decide whether the head of a state-owned gold producer will remain in pretrial detention on allegations of financial fraud.
A court in Baku has sentenced Azerbaijani opposition blogger Abdul Abilov to 5 1/2 years in jail.
The Tbilisi City Court has acquitted former Georgian Defense Minister Davit Kezerashvili on charges of money laundering, illegal property sales, and taking a $12 million bribe to facilitate alcohol smuggling.
Pro-Russian separatists said following a day of heavy fighting with Ukrainian government forces in the eastern city of Donetsk that dozens of rebel fighters were killed.
Hundreds of protesters rallied in Tajikistan’s volatile eastern province of Gorno-Badakhshan on May 22, a day after deadly clashes in the regional capital Khorugh left several people dead.
Twenty-seven police officers have been taken hostage by the Taliban in the northeastern province of Badakshan.
Iran's government has denied a report it is recruiting Afghan refugees living in Iran to fight in Syria.
A peaceful protest against pro-Russian separatists initiated by Ukraine's richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, has been held in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk as Moscow said it was preparing to pull back troops from its border with Ukraine.
Afghan officials have asked neighboring Pakistan to help provide security during the second round of the country's presidential election in June.