Ukraine has won a nonpermanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, giving the country a new platform to spar diplomatically with permanent veto-wielding member Russia.
The UN's nuclear watchdog says that Tehran has provided information on schedule as part of an investigation into Iran's alleged past efforts to develop nuclear weapons.
Germany says it will close its air base in Uzbekistan, shutting the last Western military installation in former Soviet Central Asia.
Moldovan authorities have detained the country's former prime minister and leader of the ruling pro-European coalition -- transporting him to the country's national anticorruption center, where he is to be held until October 18 for questioning.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has praised Montenegro for carrying out reforms in its armed forces.
In a landmark freedom-of-speech case, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that a Turkish politician had the right to deny that the mass killing of Armenians a century ago amounted to genocide.
Ukraine is threatening to sue Russia if it does not agree to write off part of its debt.
Clouds of tear gas filled Kosovo's parliament in Pristina during a protest by opposition deputies who smuggled gas canisters past security guards and into the chamber.
President Barack Obama has announced that a force of 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan will remain in the country through the end of 2016 rather than gradually withdrawing during the next year, as had been previously planned.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev says he and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, are very concerned with the situation in Tajikistan.
Russia's slain opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has made the shortlist for the 2015 Sakharov Prize.
China wants to deepen military ties with Iran, a senior Chinese admiral said on October 15 after meeting with Iran's defense minister in Tehran.