A controversial Moscow photography exhibition that critics say amounts to "child pornography" has been closed down following a protest by conservative activists.
Seven people have been reported killed in a suicide bombing in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
Three Pakistani Taliban leaders have reportedly been killed by a joint Afghan and NATO air strike in the Laman area of Afghanistan's Paktika Province, Pakistani security sources say.
The United States and its European allies say it is up to Russia to bring about a cease-fire in Syria, warning that patience with Moscow was "not unlimited."
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is “appalled by the chilling military escalation” in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, his spokesman says.
Bosnia-Herzegovina’s autonomous Bosnian Serb entity is pushing ahead with a controversial referendum on September 25 in defiance of a high-court ruling from Sarajevo.
An Italian navy ship has docked in the southern Iranian port of Bandar Abbas in the first official visit by a Western naval vessel to the country in 15 years.
Russian special police have arrested the president of the All-Russian Supporters Association (ARSA), Aleksandr Shprygin.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Pakistan of trying to destabilize Asia by exporting terrorism while vowing to work to isolate it internationally.
Warplanes have mounted a new wave of air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo as part of a planned major offensive by the Russian-backed Syrian military.
A pilot of the Pakistani armed forces was killed as his fighter jet crashed in the Khyber Agency tribal region on September 24.