A suicide bomber has killed six people and wounded six others at a meeting of tribal elders in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Iranian authorities have detained several organizers of a gathering attended by thousands marking the birth of the pre-Islamic King Cyrus the Great, the founder of the Achaemenid Empire.
Eight alleged Islamic extremists have gone on trial in Kazakhstan's central city of Qaraghandy.
Uzbek authorities have extended the prison sentence of a jailed Uzbek politician who has already served 23 years behind bars.
Wealthy businessman Gagik Tsarukian, the founder and former leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) who quit politics under government pressure in 2015, is hinting at making a political comeback.
Azerbaijan has sentenced a pro-democracy activist to 10 years in prison amid an ongoing crackdown on dissenting voices under President Ilham Aliyev's government.
The presidential nominee for Moldova's ruling coalition has withdrawn his candidacy from an upcoming landmark election.
Gunmen have rounded up and shot dead dozens of civilians in central Afghanistan, prompting protests by locals about government failure to protect them.
The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police academy in southwestern Pakistan that left at least 61 people dead.
Dozens of police trainees have been killed and more than 100 wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said.
Kazakhstan says Ashgabat has suspended visa-free travel for Kazakhs living close to the Turkmen border.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has withdrawn from the ruling coalition in Kyrgyzstan's parliament, meaning that the coalition cabinet of Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov will have to resign.