Iraq's most powerful Shi'ite cleric has called for a global war against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group.
U.S. President Barack Obama has rejected Russia’s views on Syria’s four-year-old crisis, saying that not everyone who is opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is a terrorist, as the Kremlin maintains.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif held an impromptu meeting at a United Nations gathering of world leaders October 2 to discuss Syria and carrying out the Iran nuclear deal.
Iranian news media are reporting that Iran's Foreign Ministry has declared Bahrain's second-ranking diplomat in Tehran persona non grata and ordered him out of the country.
Taliban forces are being accused of rape, murder, and other atrocities during their three-day reign over Afghanistan’s strategic city of Kunduz and its 300,000 residents.
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)