Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia rebels say they have begun withdrawing tanks and smaller weapons from the front line in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk.
The Pentagon says Moscow and Washington have signed an agreement to minimize the risk of incidents in Syrian airspace.
Russia's Defense Ministry has denied that any of its soldiers have died recently in Syria, after a report that three Russians were killed in fighting there.
The opposition in Kosovo is warning the government not to hold another session of parliament unless it withdraws from deals with Serbia and Montenegro.
The United States has imposed sanctions on a senior Taliban leader in Afghanistan.
Iraq says its forces have driven Islamic State militants out of a key oil refinery town north of Baghdad.
Latvia will build a fence along parts of its 270-kilometer border with Russia to keep illegal migrants out of the small Baltic country.
Authorities in Azerbaijan have arrested seven officials with the National Security Ministry, accusing them of abuse of power just days after the ministry’s chief was sacked.
Police in northwestern Afghanistan say 18 police officers were captured by the Taliban when the militant group seized a remote district in Faryab Province.
Some 35,000 people have fled Syria's second city of Aleppo since government forces, backed by Russian air strikes began an offensive there last week, a UN agency said on October 20.
A monitoring group says Russian air strikes in Syria's Latakia Province killed 45 people -- both rebel fighters and civilians.