Kazakhstan's central bank raised its key interest rate from 12 percent to 16 percent on October 2 as it continues to try to bolster its oil-dependent currency, the tenge.
Syria's fractured opposition groups met in the Kazakh capital Astana aimed at uniting the country's various political factions. (RFE/RL's Kazakh Service)
The Saudi-backed Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansur Hadi has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran.
The Russian soccer team Lokomotiv Moscow has apologized after its fans chanted discriminatory slogans during a Europa League game.
The UN human rights office has expressed concern over the risk of increasing human rights violations in Tajikistan following Dushanbe’s recent decision to ban the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT).
Some Taliban fighters remain in Kunduz, a day after Afghan forces recaptured most of the northern city from the militants.
A frustrated President Barack Obama said America had made a 'political choice' to allow mass shootings like the one in Oregon to occur. (Reuters)
In the United States, a gunman opened fire inside a classroom at a community college in southern Oregon, killing nine people before being shot dead by police.
Russia says it has launched a third day of air strikes in Syria and hit 12 Islamic State (IS) targets as diplomatic tension continues to mount over the aims of Moscow's moves in that war-torn country.
French President Francois Hollande says local elections slated to be held in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine this month will likely be postponed until 2016 amid Kyiv’s standoff with the Russian-backed separatists.
U.S. and Russian defense officials held talks October 1 aimed at avoiding conflicts in Syria, but one top general said the United States will not share sensitive intelligence with Russia.
Two weeks after efforts to kill the Iran nuclear deal failed in the U.S. Congress, Republican lawmakers are continuing to debate measures to undermine the international accord.