The government of Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region says several Peshmerga troops have tested positive for mustard gas after battles in August with Islamic State (IS) fighters.
An Iraqi lawmaker says Baghdad may soon request Russian air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq.
The United States says coalition aircraft have been rerouted at least once to avoid a close encounter with Russian warplanes in Syrian airspace.
Amnesty International says two of its delegates have been detained when trying to enter Azerbaijan and then expelled from the country.
President Barack Obama has apologized to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) for the deadly U.S. air strike on a hospital in northern Afghanistan.
Kyiv says Russian-backed separatists have "cynically" violated a cease-fire in eastern Ukraine by firing an antitank missile.
Russia says it is "ready to establish contacts" with Syria's main Western-backed moderate opposition group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), to find a political solution to the war.
French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have called on European Union countries to act together to tackle the migrant crisis.
French President Francois Hollande has said failure to act in the Middle East risks stoking an "all-out war."
The Council of Europe's secretary-general, Thorbjorn Jagland, has decided to withdraw the council's participation in the joint working group on human rights issues in Azerbaijan.
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has said the United States has not agreed to cooperate militarily with Russia in Syria because its strategy is "tragically flawed."
Pakistan's Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for the killer of a politician who sought to reform blasphemy laws.