A senior U.S. official has said the dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave could be resolved within the next two months.
A senior U.S. official has praised Pakistani offensives against Islamist militants and played down hopes that negotiations could end violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
The U.S. government has announced a $13 million grant mainly to help refurbish Iraq's National Museum which was looted in the aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, U.S. officials have said.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka has praised the suspension of a European Union travel ban affecting him and dozens of officials as a "small but significant" step.
NATO members are wavering in their political commitment to Afghanistan, one of the alliance's top commanders has said, describing the nearly seven-year-old campaign against the Taliban as disjointed.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev begins a two-day official visit to Armenia on October 20, his first trip to the small Caucasus state since he became president.
A shadowy right-wing group has gone on trial in Turkey on charges of trying to topple Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government.
Unknown gunmen have killed a foreign woman working for an aid agency in the Afghan capital, officials said.
Britain's new defense secretary, John Hutton, has made his first visit to Iraq, accompanied by officials who will discuss with Iraqi counterparts the future of the British military mission in Iraq.
Taliban insurgents killed 25 Afghan civilians, including a child, after firing on one bus and seizing control of another in the southern province of Kandahar, a local police chief said.
Russian Army officers' pay will soar under a modernization plan, the head of Russia's General Staff said about reforms that aim to improve morale and drive out corruption that has undermined the Soviet-style military.
A landmark pact to allow U.S. troops to stay in Iraq until 2011 has hit its first major political snag, with Iraq's ruling Shi'ite parties calling for changes just days after a "final draft" was unveiled.