Senior U.S. officials say that despite a recent military agreement between Moscow and Tehran and Western sanctions over its actions in Ukraine, Russia continues to play a constructive role in the nuclear talks with Iran.
The leader of Germany's anti-Islamic Pegida movement has resigned, as tens of thousands of people rallied in support of and against Islamic refugees in the eastern German city of Leipzig.
Russian state media watchdog Roskomnadzor has issued official warnings to three websites in Russia for publication of caricatures depicting Islam's Prophet Muhammad.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has accused Russia of sending more than 9,000 troops into Ukrainian territory and has demanded that they leave.
Afghanistan's parliament has said it will leave seven cabinet nominees out of a mandatory parliamentary confirmation because they hold dual citizenship.
A medical official says Russia has stopped works on development of a vaccine to prevent AIDS due to financial cutbacks.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has dismissed criticism of his country's rights records saying that freedom of the press and other human rights are "guaranteed" in Azerbaijan.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed a proposal to merge the Federal Space Agency -- Roskosmos, and the United Rocket and Space Corporation.
Russia's Investigative Committee has launched investigations against civil rights activist Mark Galperin, accusing him of "multiple violation of the law on public gatherings."
A new poll shows a majority of Afghans view their economic prospects as grim and getting worse.
A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has said “Israel will certainly pay” for an airstrike it carried out in Syria that killed an Iranian general along with six Lebanese Hizballah fighters.
Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has appealed to a U.S.-led international coalition to do more to help fight Islamic State militants, saying assistance pledged so far is not enough.