A Syrian activist group says more than 120,000 people have been killed so far in the 31-month conflict in Syria.
The Israeli government has announced that it is scrapping visa requirements for Georgian citizens.
Police have detained several participants in an unauthorized rally in central Moscow's Triumfalnaya Square.
Twin car bombs in Tuz Khurmatu, north of Baghdad, killed six people and wounded 42.
Russian authorities say they have identified two suspects behind a bombing in Makhachkala, the capital of Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says his country is experiencing an economic recovery despite reports of violence and terrorism, which, according to the United Nations, has left 7,000 Iraqis dead this year.
Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif says talks with the country's Taliban insurgents have begun.
A Moscow court has ordered the closure of the news website Rosbalt.ru closed for posting videos that it said contained profane language.
A Georgian court has acquitted a former defense minister of charges involving the torture and inhuman treatment of seven special forces soldiers.
Kazakhstan's naval chief, Rear Admiral Zhanarbek Zhanzakov, has concluded a visit to Iran, where he signed a Memorandum of Understanding on defense cooperation.
A UN review of measures adopted by Uzbekistan to prevent and punish acts of torture was interrupted by an angry outburst, with the head of the Uzbek delegation yelling and banging his fists on the table.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon took part in a ceremony on October 31 to begin the operation of a closed-circuit television (CCTV) system in the capital, Dushanbe.