Russian President Vladimir Putin says that Moscow will formally call for an international investigation into what Western governments say was a deadly chemical-weapons attack by the Syrian government on civilians last week.
U.S. Senator John McCain, on a tour of the western Balkans, said in Sarajevo on April 11 that he was concerned about Russian meddling in the internal affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Unexploded bombs, mines, and booby-traps litter the fields of eastern Ukraine -- an unmapped and deadly hazard not only for soldiers, but also farmers and other civilians.
At a literary club in Moscow, mourners paid their last respects to celebrated poet Russian Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
The first flight arrived in Tashkent from Dushanbe after a hiatus of a quarter of a century.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has begun a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov amid heightened tension over the war in Syria.
Russia's Defense Ministry said on April 11 that two of its soldiers had been killed in a mortar attack in Syria while a third was seriously wounded.
A Canadian court on April 11 declined to release on bail a man accused of working with Russian intelligence agents in the largest-ever e-mail hacking scheme, calling him "a valuable operative for the FSB."
Although the official mission of the National Guard is to combat terrorism, many in Russia believe its true purpose is to protect the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin and to ensure his smooth reelection to a fourth term in March 2018.
Uzbek-born Russian tycoon Alisher Usmanov says he is planning a libel lawsuit against Kremlin critic and anti-corruption crusader Aleksei Navalny.
Human rights groups and a major Russian newspaper say that in recent months gay Chechens have been rounded up because of their sexual orientation, beaten, blackmailed, and even killed.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Hroysman says his government will continue to implement reforms in 2017.
Ukraine’s largest energy company DTEK, which belongs to Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Akhmetov, has presented Russia with a claim for compensation of $500 million as a result of the nationalization of the company’s assets in Crimea after Moscow annexed the peninsula in 2014. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Amid popular discontent over a controversial tax on the unemployed, state media in Belarus report that 20 citizens have been charged with organizing an illegal armed group.
As part of the national development strategy “Kazakhstan 2050,” Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has instructed the government to draw up a timetable for the replacement of the Cyrillic alphabet with Latin letters, including the publication of all documents, periodicals, and books in the Latin alphabet by 2025. (in Russian, Current Time TV)
Amnesty International is calling on Kazakh authorities to release labor union activist Nurbek Qushaqbaev from prison and stop their "attack" on independent trade union movements.
Tajikistan has already told its police to lose extra weight. Now it's ordering them to squeeze themselves into theater seats.
A song entitled, “Forward, Forward, Only Forward, the Native Land of Turkmenistan,” composed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymuhammedov, has been unanimously chosen by members of a national committee as the official anthem of the 2017 Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games, which the country will host in September. (in Russian, Turkmen Service)