Demonstrators have clashed with security forces in western Iran during a protest to demand greater care for one of the world's biggest saltwater lakes.
Nine people have been killed in Grozny by what authorities say was a triple suicide attack during Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
An indigenous people in Siberia is demanding compensation for damage to their health they say was caused by a series of crashes of Russian spacecraft.
Authorities in western Kazakhstan say they have shot dead a suspected religious extremist who was plotting acts of terrorism.
Supporters of migrant workers involved in a recent brawl with security forces in Russia's Far East have disputed an official account that blamed the fracas on alcohol.
Reza Kermani's wife, Mehri Olyaee, told RFE/RL that four members of the security forces and police arrested him at his home in the city of Karaj, west of Tehran, on August 27.
A senior UN official has warned in a report that tensions in Kosovo may escalate.
British Member of Parliament (MP) Denis MacShane has called on the British government to place visa restrictions on Russian officials accused of involvement in the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in prison in 2009.
U.S. President Barack Obama has paid tribute to "the 9/11 generation" of the country's armed forces, saluting their service in Afghanistan and Iraq during the "hard decade of war" since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Russia's state-owned oil firm Rosneft has clinched an Arctic oil-exploration deal with U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil.
The European Union has reacted coolly to a proposal by Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka for roundtable talks between the government and the opposition.
Lawyers for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko say hundreds of pages are missing from the case files of her trial on charges of abuse of office. She was arrested earlier this month in connection to the trial.