A court in Almaty has sentenced a former prison guard to nine years in jail in an inmate rape case.
An executive at a leading Pakistani media group says that a director who was abducted earlier this week has been freed by his captors and has arrived safely in Islamabad.
A Syrian opposition monitoring group that tracks Syria's civil war says a year of Russian air strikes have killed more than 9,364 people, including more than 3,800 civilians, in the war-torn country.
The UN mission in Afghanistan has condemned the killing of at least 15 civilians in what it says was an unmanned U.S. drone strike in the eastern province of Nangarhar.
Dozens of people, some of them in military and traditional Cossack uniforms, have destroyed photos taken from a conflict zone in eastern Ukraine at an exhibition in Moscow.
Saudi Arabia has condemned a U.S. law allowing families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of "great concern."
The former Israeli leader and Nobel Peace laureate Simon Peres has been laid to rest at a funeral ceremony attended by dozens of world leaders in Jerusalem.
Pope Francis on September 30 begins a three-day visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan, which will feature meetings with political and religious leaders in both countries, according to the Vatican.
Russian Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak has praised the OPEC oil cartel's agreement to curb production but signaled that Russia intends to keep output at its current record levels.
Germany’s Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says he plans to raise concerns about Iran’s human rights record and its role in the war in Syria when he visits Tehran this weekend.
Activist Yanar Mohammed has been awarded Norway's 2016 Rafto Prize for her "work on behalf of women and minorities in war-torn Iraq."