The Pakistani military says it has achieved "phenomenal successes" in the war against terrorism by killing 3,400 militants over the past 18 months.
Thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets of Baghdad and Basra to protest against Turkey's deployment of troops in the north of the country.
Swiss authorities say they have arrested two people of Syrian origin on suspicion of making, hiding, and transporting explosives and toxic gas.
A bomb blast in the western Syrian city of Homs has left at least 16 people dead and more than 50 injured.
Pavel Dryomov, a prominent separatist commander in Ukraine's Luhansk region has reportedly been killed after his car exploded as he was on his way home from his own wedding.
Delegates at a United Nations-sponsored conference in Paris have adopted a global pact to reduce climate change.
Several Iraqi soldiers were killed and injured when a suicide bomber in a car struck a checkpoint near the town of Al-Nukhayb near the Iraq-Saudi Arabia border.
Russia says it has conducted a successful test of a submarine-launched intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).
At least 33 people, including the leader of Russia's opposition Yabloko party, have been detained by police at an unsanctioned rally in the center of Moscow to mark the Constitution Day holiday.
Two cruise-missile-equipped warships have joined Russia's Black Sea Fleet, a move that increases Moscow's potential firepower in its campaign of air strikes in Syria.
The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has issued a report documenting the human-rights situation in the city of Kunduz, in the north of the country.
One soldier has been killed and three injured in a bomb blast in Quetta, Pakistan.