Albania and Kosovo have accepted a U.S. request to temporarily take in Afghan refugees seeking visas to enter the United States, the two Balkan countries said.
Eight people have been killed and other passengers injured in a serious bus accident in Hungary.
Uzbekistan has detained 84 Afghan soldiers who crossed the border, the government said on August 15, adding that another group of soldiers had amassed near a border checkpoint on the Afghan side.
Iranian state media says authorities will impose a six-day "general lockdown" in cities across the country beginning on August 16.
Protesters led by members of a prominent right-wing Ukrainian political group clashed with riot police near the offices of President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, injuring at least eight police officers.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called the wildfires ravaging parts of northern Siberia "absolutely unprecedented" and called for a better response by firefighters.
Russian news agencies say eight people were killed when a Russian firefighting plane crashed while battling blazes in southern Turkey.
Hundreds of people have marched through the Bosnian capital celebrating the city’s third Pride march in support of LGBT people.
Heavy rains have triggered widespread flooding in southern Russia, forcing the evacuation of more than 1,500 people, officials say.
Russia has reported a new daily high of 819 for COVID-19 deaths, a day after Moscow reported the highest number of monthly deaths in the city since the start of the pandemic.
The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed sanctions on an alleged oil smuggler and companies it said provide support to the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
A top U.S. diplomat has called on Belarus to stop allowing migrants to illegally cross into Lithuania and other neighboring countries.