The credit ranging agency Standard and Poor's has downgraded Azerbaijan’s debt rating in a warning to potential investors that Azerbaijan’s government bonds are considered speculative "junk."
Moldova's embattled ruling coalition says it will soon call for a referendum on direct presidential elections, a moderate concession to demonstrators who have held several large antigovernment protests over the past week.
The father of the Kazakh nation tells citizens to learn to breathe easy and learn to live without during tough economic times.
Chinese authorities have executed a Tajik national convicted of drug trafficking.
Four police officers have been killed in an attack in southwestern Pakistan.
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.