Iran has blamed a "terrorist sect" for harassing a senior Iranian diplomat in New York and criticized Washington's decision to remove the group, the Mujahadin-e Khalq, (MEK), from a U.S. list of foreign terrorist organizations.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has used his speech to the UN General Assembly to emphasize the need for what he called a "red line" past which Iran could expect to be attacked for pursuing a nuclear weapons program.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will pay an official visit to Dushanbe on October 5, which coincides with the 60th birthday of his Tajik counterpart, Emomali Rahmon.
The UN Human Rights Council has affirmed for the first time the importance of journalist safety as a fundamental element of freedom of expression.
German prosecutors have filed espionage charges against a married couple accused of spying for Russia.
Russian media reports say Moscow plans to sell Belarus old Su-30 military planes formerly used by India.
Kyrgyz authorities have deployed 100 additional police officers in the southern Ala-Buka district, where several protest rallies were staged this week.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev has appointed Aleksandr Novak to be the Russian chairman of the joint Russian-Iranian commission on trade and economic cooperation.
In a television interview, Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambaev has said that he will not attempt to remain in office after his current term expires in 2017.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has canceled a trip to Tunisia scheduled for next month amid reported security concerns over unrest in the Arab worlds.
A court in Baku has sentenced three Azerbaijani men for plotting to kill teachers at a Jewish school in Azerbaijan.
Georgian authorities have put a prison guard who filmed videos of inmates being tortured on Interpol's wanted list.