Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on October 23 he had told Afghan President Ashraf Ghani that Islamabad was prepared to help revive peace talks between Kabul and the Taliban.
Two members of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard, including an ex-bodyguard for Iran's former president have been killed in Syria, Iranian media reported on October 23.
President Barack Obama has named Brett McGurk as his new envoy to the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.
Kosovo's opposition used tear gas at the offices of the parliament's speaker on October 23 to protest against the government's deals with Serbia and Montenegro.
Russian-backed Ukrainian rebels said on October 23 they had banned the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity group and United Nations agencies from operating in Donetsk.
The medical organization that said its field hospital in northwestern Syria was hit by Russian air strikes has released a video from the aftermath of the attack, which killed two members of its medical staff.
Japan and Turkmenistan have signed business deals worth more than $18 billion.
The recent offensive launched by forces of Afghan Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum has chased several dozen Taliban militants to an island in the Amu-Darya, the river that divides Afghanistan and Turkmenistan.
The next round of talks between Russia and Georgia on normalizing bilateral ties will be held in Prague next month.
Moldova's football association has been fined 15,000 euros ($16,600) by Europe's soccer governing body, UEFA, for crowd disturbances during thecountry's Euro 2016 qualifying game against Russia earlier this month.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a European Union free trade agreement with Ukraine is not directed against Russia.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hoped to reconvene another meeting over the Syrian crisis on October 30, after talks with his Russian, Turkish, and Saudi Arabian counterparts.