Pro-Kremlin Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has invited foreign tourists to come to his republic, saying on his twitter account, "In Chechnya it is safer than in England."
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) says five of its soldiers have been killed in a roadside bomb attack in southern Afghanistan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on the Taliban to "turn their weapons" against those who "plot" against Afghanistan.
Pakistani officials say a roadside bomb attack has targeted a vehicle of a candidate in next week's parliamentary elections.
The United Nations is warning of massive population displacements due to military operations and ongoing fighting between rival armed groups in northern Pakistan, near the Afghan border.
The raid is said to have occurred overnight May 2-3 and targeted a building.
The contents of the death certificate have been revealed following the release of Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body to his family.
Three Afghans who worked as interpreters for British troops in Afghanistan have launched a legal bid in London to overturn a government decision not to give them the same benefits Britain gave to Iraqi interpreters.
U.S. President Barack Obama has named veteran diplomat James Dobbins as his special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The family of a U.S. journalist who has been missing in Syria since November 2012 says they believe he is being held by the security services of President Bashar al-Assad.
A candidate in Pakistan's legislative elections later this month has been shot dead, along with his young son.
Russia's Council of Muftis has met and decided how to allocate the 20,500 slots that Saudi Arabia has given Russia for the 2013 hajj in October.