Syrian activists report that fierce fighting in Aleppo has brought an end to a three-day cease-fire in the city that had been declared by Syria's government and its main ally, Russia.
Legislation making its way through Russia's parliament aims to prevent parents from giving kids unusual names.
A Syrian opposition member described to RFE/RL on October 21 the situation around what the Syrian government had said would be a "safe corridor" in Aleppo's rebel-held eastern sections.
(RFE/RL's Radio Farda)
Russia has asked several U.S. states for permission to send observers to polling places on November 8 to monitor voting in the presidential and legislative elections, but at least three states have said "no."
A hacker group from China and Russia claimed responsibility for a massive cyberattack that caused outages on popular websites from the U.S. east coast to Europe and Asia on October 21.
A United Nations inquiry has found Syrian government forces responsible for a third toxic gas attack.
A joint European-Russian space probe appears to have exploded upon landing on the surface of Mars, satellite pictures showed on October 21.
Authorities said a helicopter ferrying Russian oil workers to a site on the far northern Yamal Peninsula crashed, killing at least 19 people and injuring three.
U.S. authorities have charged a Russian arrested in Prague earlier this month with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other U.S. companies.
Russia says a report that Egypt has agreed to sell two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for $1 is "utter nonsense."
Russian officials say rescuers are rushing to the site where a helicopter has crashed on the Yamal Peninsula.