A court in Uzbekistan has canceled all operating licenses for the country's largest mobile-phone provider, a decision that the Russian-controlled company is vowing to appeal.
Russia sharply has criticized new U.S. sanctions against Iran, saying the measures could harm Moscow's ties with Washington if Russian companies are affected.
Iraq's Al-Qaeda affiliate has claimed responsibility for a wave of deadly attacks across the country in June and July that it said were part of a new offensive against the Shi'ite-led government.
Officials say a court in the Qostanai region in Kazakhstan's north has sentenced a group of radical Islamists to prison terms of between three and six years.
Syrian rebels say they've captured the pilot of a government warplane they claimed to have shot down in eastern Syria.
A party in Kyrgyzstan's ruling coalition has accused Prime Minister Omurbek Babanov of accepting a horse as a bribe in exchange for granting government contracts.
An Afghan police officer has opened fire on NATO troops and Afghan soldiers, in the latest reported attack by Afghan security forces on their international partners.
Iran has raised the death toll from the August 11 earthquakes to 306, and it's reporting more than 3,000 were injured. The Red Crescent has erected tent camps and is distributing food and water to those left homeless. (AP video)
Russian investigators say that an official of a labor camp in the city of Engels in the Volga region has admitted beating a prisoner to death.
Iranian parliament members from regions hit by the twin earthquakes on August 11 have harshly criticized the authorities' relief efforts.
A Moldovan government official says 12 Iranian transport ships were temporarily registered under the Moldovan flag from May to July.
Belarusian shot-putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk has been stripped of her gold medal from the London Olympic Games after officials ruled she tested positive for a banned steroid.