The indictment of more than 100 Iranians being tried en masse for opposing the regime opens a window onto the world view of those who fear change most.
Human Rights Watch says IDF soldiers unlawfully shot 11 civilians dead during the Gaza war against Hamas, which HRW earlier accused of war crimes.
Tajikistan blames recent attacks at home on fighters fleeing anti-Taliban offensives. Security was the topic at a regional summit in Dushanbe Thursday.
In a first, the games will range across Russian as well as Chinese territory near Khabarovsk in the far east.
As an election nears, a presidential candidate promotes the idea that the opium trade could bring cash to the impoverished Central Asian republic.
Since President Obama took office, twice as many Russians report 'positive attitudes' toward the US. But skepticism continues to dominate ties between Washington and the Kremlin.
At conference in Siberia, leaders of Russia, China, India, and Iran float idea of new 'supranational' currency. China offers $10 billion to neighbors.
As Congress worries about the dangerous prisoners, a Chinese Uighur asks: Why not release those deemed innocent?
China wants Adil Hakimjan, who was granted political asylum, back. Sweden is now considering reversing his asylum.