Global landmarks are turning blue to mark the United Nation's 70th anniversary.
Up to 5,000 people have rallied in the Montenegrin capital, Podgorica, calling for Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to step down and for new elections to be held.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan says he will not allow Kurdish groups to "seize" control of northern Syria.
Iranian media reports say two more members of a unit of Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have been killed in Syria.
Dozens of people in Chisinau are protesting the detention of the mayor of Moldova's second-largest city on suspicion of violating privacy laws after he published a telephone conversation between the former prime minister and a businessman.
The Israeli military said a suspected Palestinian attacker was shot dead at a crossing between Israel and the West Bank on October 24.
Moscow says Russia's air force in Syria is ready to provide cover for the Free Syrian Army, the Western-backed opposition group battling President Bashar al-Assad, in its fight against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
Police in Bangladesh say at least one person was killed and 80 injured in bomb attacks on a gathering of minority Shi'ite Muslims in the capital, Dhaka, in the early morning of October 24.
More than 100 countries challenged world powers to stop using their United Nations Security Council veto power on matters involving mass atrocities.
Afghan officials say security forces have retaken the Ghormach district in the northwestern Faryab Province after it was overrun by Taliban militants several days ago.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said U.S. forces retrieved a "significant cache" of intelligence on the Islamic State group in a raid in northern Iraq this week that freed 70 IS captives.
Russia's internet regulator asked Twitter whether company official Aleksei Shelestenko's criticism of Russian leaders on Twitter October 23 reflected the company's official position.