Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called for a "full investigation" of irregularities in Sunday's parliamentary elections in which the party of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin appears to have suffered a serious setback.
Hundreds of Turkish journalists and activists staged an angry march in Istanbul in support of jailed reporters, snatched by police during the ongoing and controversial probe of an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who preliminary results show has easily won election to a fourth term, praised police actions in dispersing post-election demonstrators and castigated the protesters as "vandals and thugs."
Polls closed Sunday in the poor but strategically important Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan as citizens turned out to elect a new parliament, after a year that has seen the president flee the country and ethnic riots that left hundreds dead.
In 2005, Askar Akayev, the then-President of Kyrgyzstan, was deposed and fled from the capital, Bishkek, to Moscow to save his life and the millions of dollars he allegedly stole from the country during his presidency
In a remarkable comeback, former Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovich seemed set Monday to become the president of Ukraine -- five years after he was ousted in a populist pro-Western uprising dubbed the "Orange Revolution."
People hurled stones and eggs at the Kosovan prime minister's convoy this week, a spurt of violence just days before the one-time Serbian province holds its first elections since declaring independence.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe on Wednesday added itself to a growing number of European voices expressing alarm at a record fine levied against Turkey's largest media conglomerate.
Russia is playing "dangerous games" by reasserting its military power in Georgia and in other areas, such as bombing flights skirting American airspace, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday.
Armenian opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian appealed to his followers to go home Sunday to avoid the kind of violent clashes between police and protesters that left nine people dead over the weekend.
Armenian police early Saturday morning forcefully dispersed a demonstration by several hundred opposition supporters who had camped out in the capital for more than a week to protest the results of presidential elections
Russian President Vladimir Putin offered biting criticism Thursday of what he called European "double standards" and stood by his country's long-standing objection to Kosovo's plan to declare independence.
Veteran leader Alexander Lukashenko, declared the winner of Belarus's presidential election by a huge margin in a vote denounced as fraudulent, has said "the revolution that was talked about so much ... has failed."
European monitors and the United States have condemned the weekend presidential election in Belarus that saw President Alexander Lukashenko re-elected in a landslide, with the White House joining opposition calls for a new vote.
Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan failed to meet international standards for free and fair voting, an observer mission said Monday in an announcement that could embolden opposition parties to take to the streets of this former Soviet republic.