One person has been killed and another injured in an explosion at the second largest airport in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
A Russian court has ordered the arrest of the exiled Kremlin critic and ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
The president of Turkmenistan says the completion of a new gas pipeline will boost cooperation with European partners.
A senior Iraqi military officer predicts government forces will dislodge Islamic State militants from the western Iraqi city of Ramadi within days.
Kyrgyzstan's government cited "national interest" in halting talks on December 22 with Canada's Centerra Gold over restructuring their joint Kumtor gold mining project.
Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov completed his acquisition of the Brooklyn Nets, a U.S. basketball team, along with the Barclays Center where the team plays.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Kyiv expects to sign a free trade agreement with Israel within the next six months.
Ukraine has reached an agreement with pro-Russian separatists for a truce during the Christmas and New Year holidays that went into effect at midnight on December 22.
A leading world athletics official stepped down December 22 while an ethics committee investigates damning e-mails he sent concerning doping by Russian athletes in 2013.
A new investigation from Amnesty International charges that a series of Russian air strikes in Syria have killed more than 200 civilians and very few militants.
The United States is adding nearly three dozen people and companies to its sanctions list for activity directly or indirectly connected to the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the annexation of the Crimean Peninsula.
There was fierce fighting in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province with reports that Taliban fighters were on the verge of capturing the strategic city of Sangin.