Supporters of Azerbaijan's united opposition presidential candidate, Camil Hasanli, have held the last election rally before the October 9 vote.
Italian authorities have called off an effort to recover more bodies from a ship that sank while carrying some 500 illegal migrants toward the island of Lampedusa.
Egyptian authorities are warning the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood against staging violent protests.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says he supported President Hassan Rohani's diplomatic initiative at the UN General Assembly last week but that he does not trust the United States as a negotiating partner.
Afghan and NATO officials have differed over whether an air strike in eastern Nangarhar Province targeted and killed five civilians.
The Somali Islamist militant group Al-Shabab says foreign special forces attacked a house in one of its coastal bases overnight south of Mogadishu, killing one rebel fighter.
The Pakistani schoolgirl who survived a Taliban assassination attempt has won an award named for a murdered Russian journalist.
Disarmament experts from the international chemical weapons watchdog have begun destroying Syria's chemical arsenal.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over rising unrest in Egypt, including deadly clashes in the capital, Cairo.
Health officials in Egypt say four people have been killed in clashes between supporters of ousted Islamist President Muhammad Morsi and security forces.
The United Nations' human rights agency has urged Azerbaijani authorities to "recognize and facilitate the work" of human rights and civil society activists in the run up to the October 9 presidential election.
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