Georgia's parliament is debating a bill to delay the broader use of jury trials by two years.
Belarusian police have searched apartments linked to members of the opposition Malady Front (Youth Front).
A court in Kyrgyzstan opened a new in absentia-trial of former President Kurmanbek Bakiev's son Maksim on September 17.
Police in Kyrgyzstan have thwarted plans for a protest over electricity prices by detaining three organizers.
The Georgian tycoon who led an opposition coalition to power in 2012 has defended Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili amid a feud in the South Caucasus nation's leadership.
Russian security forces have raided the Crimean Tatar assembly and the home of one of its members.
The Vatican's foreign minister has voiced support for Georgia during the first such visit to the South Caucasus nation in 11 years.
A Taliban suicide car bomb has targeted a convoy of foreign soldiers in Kabul, killing at least three members of the NATO-led force and wounding 13 civilians.
Dozens of relatives of inmates have picketed a prison in the Kazakh city of Pavlodar, demanding to see their loved ones in the second such incident in the Central Asian nation this month.
Turkmenistan is planning to open an embassy in Kyrgyzstan soon, part of an effort by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov to decrease his country's isolation.
A U.S. citizen of Azerbaijani origin, Said Nuri, has been deported from Azerbaijan after what he called days of intimidation and harassment.
A sexually explicit video showing former activist Said Nuri has been posted on the Internet in what Nuri says is an attempt by the Azerbaijani authorities to discredit him.