Nadia Savchenko, the Ukrainian airwoman who spent nearly two years in Russian captivity before her return in a prisoner swap this week, says she's ready to run for president if that's what Ukrainians want.
Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky says he plans to give his Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent to a group of men jailed for a series of attacks against police.
RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova has walked free from an Azerbaijani prison and vowed to keep on working after the Supreme Court reduced her 7 1/2-year prison sentence to a suspended term of 3 1/2 years.
A prominent Kazakh journalist Guzyal Baidalinova has been sentenced to 18 months in jail on libel charges.
Afghanistan says that Taliban leader Mullah Akthar Mansur has been killed in a U.S. drone attack inside Pakistan.
Kazakhstan is bracing for more protests as the authorities round up more activists amid growing discontent over a controversial land law.
The Ukrainian parliament has voted to change the name of the country's third-largest city from Dnipropetrovsk to Dnipro.
А court in Belarus has sentenced a third man to death since January.
The Supreme Court of Russia's North Caucasus region of Chechnya has found two Ukrainian citizens guilty of fighting alongside Chechen separatists in the 1990s.
Tajik authorities have arrested five mosque imams for allegedly promoting extremist ideas and recruiting young people to join Islamist militant groups abroad.
Macedonia's parliament has voted to cancel early parliamentary elections that had been scheduled for June 5. They did not schedule a new date.
Dozens of inmates serving life sentences in Georgian prisons have started a hunger protest to demand amendments to the country's 2012 amnesty law.