Iranian authorities have freed Iranian-Canadian professor Homa Hoodfar from prison.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Pakistan's police of carrying out extrajudicial killings, torture, and arbitrary arrests, and called on the government to implement reforms to its forces.
Tajikistan says China plans to finance and build several outposts for Tajik border guards along the Tajik-Afghan border.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reportedly told former President Mahmud Ahmadinejad not to run for president in an election scheduled for next year.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Western powers were “not coping” with their obligations on regulating the civil war in Syria.
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.