Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has dismissed his powerful security minister in an unexpected move against an official who was widely seen as an Aliyev loyalist.
Ukrainian officials say 12 people were killed and one has been listed as missing after a passenger boat capsized near the Black Sea port city of Odesa.
Iran’s Foreign Minister says jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian faces serious charges in Tehran, but he is seeking to resolve the case from a “humanitarian perspective.”
Several hundred people have demonstrated in Moscow against Russia’s military campaign in Syria, with at least one protester reportedly arrested by police.
Police in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi have killed at least eight militants wanted for carrying out targeted killings and attacks on police officials.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has rejected charges that Russia is defending Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Migrants seeking refuge in Europe have begun reaching Croatia's border with Slovenia after Hungary closed its border with Croatia overnight.
Iran's official IRNA news agency reported that two people were also injured in the attack on Shi'ite worshippers in the town of Dezful in Khuzestan Province.
The Taliban in Afghanistan has reacted defiantly to a U.S. decision to delay the reduction of its forces in that country.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has arrived on his first visit to Tehran to urge Iran to quickly meet its obligations under the July nuclear deal and discuss the conflict in Syria.
Iraqi government troops backed by Shi'ite militia have driven out Islamic State (IS) militants from a key oil refinery north of Baghdad in a wide-scale military operation, authorities say.
The U.S. State Department is urging Turkey to uphold due process in the case of an Iraqi journalist who was arrested on August 27 while working with Vice News.