The U.S. special envoy for peace in Afghanistan says progress had been made in six days of discussions with the Taliban in Qatar aimed at bringing an end to Afghanistan's 17-year conflict.
Pakistan's Supreme Court will decide on January 29 whether to allow an appeal against its acquittal of a Christian woman at the center of a blasphemy row, a lawyer for the woman has said.
A Ukrainian court has found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of high treason and sentenced him in absentia to 13 years in prison over attempts to quash a 2014 pro-Western uprising.
Bulgaria has revoked the Bulgarian citizenship of a Russian millionaire amid EU criticism of a scheme known as the "golden passport."
Afghanistan's main spy agency says it has killed a Taliban commander who masterminded this week's attack on Afghan forces at a military base in which scores of people were killed.
Georgian police have arrested the head of the country's wrestling federation on assault charges stemming from a clash with a wrestler at the recent national championships.
Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko has officially announced she will run for president, with polls showing her as the front-runner in the March presidential election.
A passenger suspected of trying to hijack a domestic Aeroflot flight and divert it to Afghanistan has been detained by law enforcement, Russia's Investigative Committee says.
Kazakh authorities say they have arrested three people on suspicion of involvement in the killing of a ranger who was allegedly beaten to death during a confrontation with suspected poachers.
European Union foreign ministers have approved targeted sanctions against Syrian and Russian nationals and entities suspected of involvement in chemical attacks.
Taliban militants have carried out an assault on a military base in Afghanistan's eastern province of Maidan Wardak, killing at least 12 people and wounding more than 20 others, officials say.
Kazakh authorities are hunting for three poachers, including one who is alleged to have fatally beaten a wildlife ranger in what is a rare occurrence in Kazakhstan.