RFE/RL's Crimean news desk, Krym.Realii, has welcomed Moscow's decision to unblock its news website in Russia and Moscow-annexed Crimea.
Russia-backed Crimean authorities have detained four Crimean Tatars on suspicion of being members of an Islamic group that is banned in Russia.
Pro-Russian authorities in Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula have blocked access to RFE/RL's Crimea news website, Krym.Realii.
Heavy rains in Tajikistan have caused floods and mudslides that have damaged homes and led to the evacuation of hundreds of people across the country.
Georgia has launched joint military exercises with the United States and Britain.
The son of a former Pakistani prime minister who was rescued in Afghanistan has been flown home after first being handed over to Pakistani officials in Kabul.
Pro-Russian politicians in Moldova have stepped up their opposition to government plans to invite U.S. troops and military hardware to the World War II anniversary festivities in the capital on May 9.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has proposed a reshuffling of his defense and intelligence ministers in the aftermath of a massive deadly terrorist attack in Kabul.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has postponed until 2017 the implementation of a controversial law on the privatization of state-owned agricultural land.
A massive mudslide that covered a road in Uzbekistan's eastern region of Namangan has killed five people.
Noted Kazakh journalist Guzyal Baidalinova is on trial in Almaty on libel charges.
A Belarusian national accused of fighting alongside Ukraine's extremist Right Sector has been sentenced by a district court in Minsk to five years in prison.