Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov is due to visit Turkmenistan on October 1-2.
Iran's Press TV reports that an Iranian jury voted on September 30 to convict the Reuters news organization over a video script that contained an error.
The Russian Orthodox Church has urged the three jailed members of the punk group Pussy Riot to repent suggesting it could help them win leniency from a court reviewing an appeal of their sentence.
The Iraqi foreign minister says Iraq will ask Syria-bound Iranian planes passing through its airspace to land for random inspections after Washington said they could be carrying arms to Damascus.
Reports say a blaze has swept though Aleppo's medieval market, as rebels and government forces seek to gain control of Syria's largest city.
Iran has condemned the U.S. administration for removing the Iranian exile group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MKO) from its list of foreign terrorist organizations.
At least 32 people have been reported killed and more than 100 injured in a wave of bombings in cities and towns across Iraq.
A U.S. official says a suspected insider attack by a member of Afghan security forces killed a U.S. soldier, bringing to 2,000 the number of U.S. military deaths in the 11-year-old conflict.
The last Western detainee held at the U.S. military's Guantanamo Bay prison has been returned to his native Canada.
Tens of thousands of people have attended an opposition rally in the Georgian capital Tbilisi to show their support for Bidzina Ivanishvili and his Georgian Dream coalition in ahead of parliamentary elections on October 1.
Russian ground forces commander General Vladimir Churkin has the Ekho Moskvy radio station that a deal extending Russian forces' use of bases in Tajikistan would not be ready to sign until the first half of 2013.
Jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko has appealed to Ukraine's voters to cast out members of President Viktor Yanukovych's Party of Regions in parliamentary elections on October 28.