The funeral for an Iranian general killed in Iraq while advising local forces has been held in Tehran on December 29.
Security forces in the restive Russian North Caucasus republic of Ingushetia say they killed three militants during a special operation.
A pro-Russian separatist leader in eastern Ukraine claims the former Soviet republic has taken a big risk by using fuel from a U.S. company in its nuclear power plants.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russia to use its influence on separatists in eastern Ukraine to implement a cease-fire plan aimed at ending the conflict.
A Russian magazine editor says she faces up to 15 days in jail following an incident with Moscow traffic police.
Ukraine has shut down a reactor at of its most powerful nuclear power plant for the second time in a month due to an apparent electrical malfunction.
The United States and its allies have conducted 12 raids in Iraq and Syria, hitting targets of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in both countries.
The United States and NATO have formally ended their war in Afghanistan with a symbolic ceremony at their military headquarters in Kabul.
Twelve employees of RFE/RL's Baku bureau have been forcibly detained by the Azerbaijani authorities for questioning, with more ordered to appear for questioning on December 29 or face similar detentions.
Men dressed in military camouflage uniforms and armed with automatic rifles robbed the VIP section of the Osh Airport in southern Kyrgyzstan and kidnapped a businessman
Gennady Sokolsky, who for nearly four decades helped create and draw some of the most popular animated characters in the Soviet Union and later in Russia, has died at the age of 78
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has dismissed several administrative officials in the western Herat Province