NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has said that he is encouraged by recent reforms in Montenegro and that he sees "growing support" for inviting the Balkan country to join the military alliance.
The Taliban has declared two of Afghanistan's major television networks and their employees legitimate targets due to their alleged "disrespectful and hostile actions" against the militant group.
Ukraine’s government says it is banning all Russian airlines from flying into Ukraine from October 25 in response to Moscow's decision in September to impose a similar ban on Ukrainian airlines.
The EU says Russia's military intervention in Syria is putting peace efforts at risk, with the bloc's top diplomat calling Russia’s military strikes against Western-backed rebels a worrying "game changer."
The EU's aviation regulator has warned airlines of the potential danger of flying over Iran, Iraq, and the Caspian Sea after Russia fired cruise missiles at Syrian targets.
The European Union has taken a step toward temporarily suspending sanctions against Belarus despite concerns about the October 11 presidential election.
An Afghan official says a female UN worker has been shot dead by gunmen in the city of Kandahar.
The French government has reportedly approved the extradition of Kazakh tycoon and opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov to Russia, where he is accused of embezzling billions of dollars.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the Islamic State (IS) extremist group is the focus of a probe into a twin suicide bombing.
U.S. President Barack Obama says Russian President Vladimir Putin is showing poor leadership by supporting Damascus, despite Moscow's claims it is helping a legitimate government battle insurgents.
Gazprom says gas shipments restarted early on October 12 after the Russian gas giant received $234 million in prepayments from Kyiv.
Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambaev has dismissed his defense minister, Abibilla Kudaiberdiev, after the state security service and prosecutors said they were investigating him for embezzlement.