The Vladimir Monomakh, Russia’s newest nuclear-armed submarine, has reached its permanent base at Viluchinsk on the Far Eastern Kamchatka Peninsula.
Some Muslim clerics in Uzbekistan's mosques have called participation in the country's cotton harvest an "obligation of Uzbek Muslims."
The city of Dnipro in eastern Ukraine is observing a day of mourning on September 26 to honor two traffic police officers killed in the line of duty in the city the previous day.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his family have cast their ballots in a controversial referendum on constitutional amendments that are expected to strengthen the grip on power of Aliyev and his family.
Britain, France, and the United States have lashed out at Russia for its actions in Syria, amid an intensification of the bombing campaign over the northern city of Aleppo.
Bosnian Serbs have voted overwhelmingly to maintain a Statehood Day holiday on January 9 in a controversial referendum held in defiance of a high-court ruling from Sarajevo.
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 in joint Afghan and NATO air strikes in eastern Afghanistan, 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.