German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen visited German troops in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif on December 6, a trip that comes after Berlin's recent decision to enlarge its military deployment in the war-torn country.
Officials say a man aboard a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to Belgrade was arrested on December 6 after threatening to open a plane door during the flight.
A monitoring group says at least 32 Islamic State (IS) militants have been killed in Syria's Raqqa Province in a series of air strikes believed to have been carried out by a U.S.-led coalition.
More than 135 Iranian film directors have written a letter urging the country's judiciary to acquit a filmmaker who was sentenced in October to six years in jail and 223 lashes.
Germany on December 6 deported an Australian man who joined a Kurdish militia group to fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria.
Azerbaijani authorities have detained the former head of the country's biggest bank on suspicion of fraud and misappropriation of public funds.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that Ankara may find alternatives to buying Russian oil and gas as bilateral relations deteriorate over the downing of a Russian warplane.
Authorities in Azerbaijan have found the body of a second dead oil worker and were searching for 29 others missing since a storm caused their Caspian Sea offshore oil rig to catch fire.
An official from Poland’s Defense Ministry says Warsaw is considering whether to request access to nuclear weapons through a NATO program that involves nonnuclear states borrowing them from the United States.
Polls have opened in Armenia as voters weigh in on a referendum on a government-backed proposal to switch from a presidential to a parliamentary form of government.
The Taliban has released an audio message it says is from its leader, Mullah Akhtar Mansur, to prove that he is still alive after reports he was severely wounded or killed in a shoot-out in Pakistan.
Iraq's Foreign Ministry has summoned the Turkish ambassador to demand that Turkish troops be immediately withdrawn from northern Iraq.