Former Kyrgyz President Askar Akaev will not be attending his brother's burial in Kyrgyzstan.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has appointed his daughter as his chief of staff, the latest in a series of moves that appear aimed at consolidating power in his family for years to come.
The head of Tajikistan's National Bank says legislation is being considered to introduce jail terms of up to nine years for what he called "illegal hard-currency exchange operations."
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon has signed a bill on the creation of a central communications hub in the former Soviet republic, a move critics say is meant to tighten government control over the Internet and cellular communications.
Another former official has gone on trial in Kazakhstan on corruption charges.
Former Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrossian has undergone surgery for intestinal cancer in the United States.
Tajik authorities say up to 1,000 nationals have joined Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria and Iraq, doubling the figure that officials previously provided.
Protesters have entered Moldova's parliament building, shortly after lawmakers voted in a new pro-EU government.
At least seven people have been killed in Kabul after a suicide bomber struck a minibus carrying employees of the prominent Afghan news network Tolo TV.
Police in Pakistan say a militant assault on a university in northwestern Pakistan has left at least 20 people dead, including students and staff, and more than 50 others wounded.
Kazakhstan's national currency, the tenge, has reached a new low against the U.S. dollar as Central Asia's largest economy continues to struggle with falling global oil prices and the impact of Russia's economic crisis.
A Ukrainian government order to cut off trade with the Russian-annexed Ukrainian region of Crimea has come into effect.