Kremlin opponent Aleksei Navalny has challenged a court order confining him to house arrest until the suspended sentence he was handed on December 30 enters into force.
A Russian magazine editor says she faces up to 15 days in jail following an incident with Moscow traffic police.
Pakistan has begun three days of national mourning for the 132 children and nine school staff killed in a Taliban attack on an army-run school. It was one of the country's deadliest terror attacks.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has blamed Moscow for a trade dispute that is straining ties between the traditional allies at a time when Russia's economy is struggling under the weight of low oil prices and Western sanctions.
Reports from Turkey say a prominent Uzbek imam -- a critic of Uzbekistan’s government who was considered a radical Islamist -- has been shot dead in Istanbul.
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh was briefly detained and later released by authorities.
About 50 protesters have demonstrated outside Azerbaijan's embassy in Tbilisi, demanding that Azerbaijan's government release Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and contributor to RFE/RL.
Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani advocate for girls' education, and Kailash Satyarthi, a children's rights champion from India, have accepted the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
A court in Baku has ordered that an investigative journalist with RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service, Khadija Ismayilova, be held in pretrial detention for two months.
he Armenian parliament has overwhelmingly passed a treaty to join the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.
Belarusian and Russian officials are meeting in Moscow amid a row over Moscow's bans on many food imports from Belarus.
Dozens of opposition activists and their supporters rallied in front of the Armenian parliament in Yerevan to urge lawmakers to reject the treaty on joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union.