Iraq has issued arrest warrants against Trade Minister Milas Muhammad Abdul Karim and his brother Nehru on corruption charges.
The United States says an air strike in Syria by the U.S.-led coalition has killed a top Al-Qaeda commander.
A court in Moldova has ruled that the country’s former prime minister will be held in pretrial detention for another 30 days.
U.S. officials predict it will take Iran months to curb its nuclear program as required under a historic nuclear deal.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says protecting religious liberty is a moral imperative that defends society against violent extremist.
The Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes have carried out 39 sorties and hit 51 Islamic State targets over the past 24 hours.
Turkey has detained some 50 people suspected of being linked to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
German Chancellor Angela Mekel has offered Turkey support for faster progress on its bid to join the European Union in return for cooperation in stemming the flow of westbound migrants.
Syrian government forces have gained modest ground against rebel forces in the northern Aleppo Province under cover from Russian air strikes.
Iran denies that has troops in Syria but says it will step up its military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime by increasing its advisers for fighting terrorism.
A female German aid worker who was kidnapped in Afghanistan in August has been released and is in good health.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani says Iran and Germany should improve bilateral relations and cooperate to fight terrorism and promote stability in the Middle East.