A leading Belarusian opposition activist says the European Union must continue to pressure the ex-Soviet country's authoritarian president over his record on human rights and civil liberties despite a thaw between Minsk and Brussels.
A court in Azerbaijan's Naxcivan exclave has sentenced an opposition activist to eight years in jail.
Afghanistan's chief executive has called on Indian businesses to invest in his war-torn country -- including development of a proposed trade corridor through Afghanistan that links Iran with India and Central Asia.
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.