The speaker of Moldova's parliament, Andrian Candu, has signed legislation appointing seven new government ministers along with a law that bans Russian "media propaganda."
The family of a Georgian teenager who died after being badly injured in what authorities said was a counterterrorist operation in the Pankisi Gorge region is calling for a thorough investigation into the death.
A Ukrainian court has arrested a suspect in the killing of activist lawyer Iryna Nozdrovska that sparked public outrage and underscored concerns about the justice system in Ukraine.
A spokesman for the Iowa National Guard says Kosovar Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj has canceled a planned visit to the U.S. state this week because "he was unable to get a visa."
The leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church has used his Christmas message to urge the government to do more to prevent young people from sliding into drug addiction.
Moldova's Constitutional Court has ruled that the government does not need the signature of pro-Russian President Igor Dodon in order to enact a law that bans so-called "media propaganda" from Russia.
Islamabad has rejected U.S. criticism about Pakistan's record on religious freedom, saying that Pakistan is being made a scapegoat for "failure" in Afghanistan.
A direct bus-service link between the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, and the southern Kazakh city of Shymkent has resumed after a 17-year pause.
A court in Bishkek has sentenced Kyrgyz opposition politician Kanatbek Isaev to 12 years in prison on corruption charges.
The Tbilisi city court has found former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili guilty of abuse of power in connection with a 2006 murder case and sentenced him in absentia to three years in prison.
The U.S. call for support for Iranian antigovernment protesters drew a mixed reaction at the United Nations, with even some U.S. allies questioning whether an international response was justified.
Dozens of migrants, mostly from Afghanistan and Pakistan, are living in freezing conditions in abandoned buildings near the Hungarian border in Serbia.