Opposition leaders from Azerbaijan's Popular Front/Musavat election bloc have refused to meet with a delegation of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) observers for next month's parliamentary elections.
A top U.S. commander says Washington has an obvious interest in seeing a representative government formed in Iraq soon without external interference.
Armenia's economic recovery further slowed last month due to a persistent decline in agricultural production and the construction sector.
Georgian Culture Minister says last month's cancellation of two New York Philharmonic Orchestra's concerts in Georgia was due to disagreements over the costs, which he blames on the orchestra's chief.
An Iraqi government official says factions within former Prime Minister Ayad Allawi's Al-Iraqiyah bloc are to blame for the failure to form a new coalition government the past seven months.
Hundreds of oil company workers in western Kazakhstan went on strike on October 21 to demand the release of a detained union activist.
A United Nations office was attacked near the western Afghan city of Herat. However, no casualties were reported in the attack, which was claimed by the Taliban.
The newspaper says 44-year-old Joao Silva sustained leg injuries when he stepped on a mine while accompanying U.S. soldiers on a patrol
The website WikiLeaks has published thousands of classified U.S. documents telling of prisoner abuse and torture by Iraqi police and soldiers and that the United States knew about it but allegedly chose to ignore.
Finance officials from the world's leading economies have agreed to far-reaching reforms of the International Monetary Fund, giving more weight in IMF decision-making to fast-growing developing nations.
The presidents of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan are to meet next week for talks on resolving the long-standing dispute over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met with leaders from Finland's Tatar ethnic minority in Helsinki.