A British marine has been accused of "executing" an injured Afghan insurgent while serving in Afghanistan in 2011.
Russia's Supreme Court has upheld the life sentence of Aleksei Pichugin, the imprisoned former head of security for the now-defunct Yukos oil company, defying a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR).
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has appointed Gennady Onishchenko as an aide after dismissing him as head of Russia's Federal Service for Health and Consumer Rights (Rospotrebnadzor).
Leonarda Dibrani, the 15-year-old Roma girl whose deportation from France to Kosovo caused an outcry, says she may accept a French offer to return to France.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks expected to focus on Iran's controversial nuclear program.
Afghanistan's intelligence service says it has identified the killers of former President Burhanuddin Rabbani.
Support for a jailed journalist in Macedonia, a life sentence for a former Yukos official, the Turkmen president's new memoir, plus stories from Afghanistan and Kyrgyzstan.
NATO Secretary- General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says that the alliance will keep on supporting Afghanistan after the withdrawal of most foreign forces next year.
Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski and Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt visited Tbilisi on October 23, the last stop on a tour of Eastern Partnership countries ahead of a key summit in Vilnius in late November.
A student has died in Uzbekistan's northwestern province of Khorezm during mandatory cotton picking.
The bodies of a young man and woman, thought to have been lovers, have been found beheaded in the southern Afghan province of Helmand.
Russia has dropped piracy charges against 30 people involved in a Greenpeace protest over Arctic oil drilling to the lesser charge of hooliganism.