The Kyrgyz parliament has approved in the first reading a draft law on holding a referendum on constitutional amendments.
A pro-democracy group founded by exiled Kremlin critic and former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky has launched a project to fund online media startups.
Human rights groups have condemned a decision by an Iranian court to uphold a long-term prison sentence against human rights activist Narges Mohammadi.
At an exhibition in Moscow, a Russian man has vandalized photos taken from a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine.
Notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar called for peace on September 29 as he appeared by video to sign an accord with President Ashraf Ghani.
Russia says it views the latest U.S. statement on Syria as tantamount to supporting terrorism.
A senior police official says gunmen have kidnapped the executive director of Pakistan's main media group.
A court in Kyrgyzstan's southern city of Osh has jailed four men after convicting them of membership in the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
Pakistan says Indian troops have killed two of its soldiers on the Pakistani side of disputed Kashmir.
Bulgaria has nominated European Union Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva to be the next United Nations secretary-general in a bid to install the first eastern European in the post.
U.S. President Obama has said Congress made a "mistake" by overriding his veto and pushing through a bill that allows legal action against Saudi Arabia over the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.