UNESCO's executive board has voted to recommend Kosovo as a full member state, despite fierce opposition from Serbia.
Police in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan have detained activists of the Tatar Public Center (TIU) and an RFE/RL correspondent.
Ukraine has launched a trade dispute at the World Trade Organization (WTO) with a complaint about Russia's restrictions on Ukrainian-made railway equipment.
Police say four suspected militants were killed when a police raid sparked a gun battle in northwest Pakistan on October 21.
A Kazakh citizen has been charged with inciting separatism by posting a poll on the Internet on the possibility of the East Kazakhstan region joining Russia.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has endorsed the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers but has warned the country needs to be vigilant, saying the United States cannot be trusted.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called an extraordinary meeting in Brussels on October 25 to tackle the migrant crisis in the western Balkans.
Kyrgyz authorities said on October 21 that two convicts have died of heart attacks after they were recaptured by police following a jail break.
Afghan security forces have launched a two-pronged offensive to take on the Taliban in areas where the militant group has made gains in recent days.
An Afghan-born woman, who migrated to Canada with her family nearly two decades ago, has won a seat in Canada's parliament.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Moscow late on October 20 for a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, one of the Syrian regime's most strident international backers.
Russia's defense ministry said it has built a giant military base in the far northern Arctic, establishing a sprawling presence where Russia hopes to retrieve oil and other mineral riches.