Russia says it has for the first time struck Islamic State targets in Syria with missiles fired from a submarine.
The head of Syria's Chambers of Industry says the country will export more than 700,000 tons of citrus fruit to Russia after Moscow banned imports of Turkish agricultural products.
Russia has strongly condemned the treatment of a Russian television crew by Turkish authorities.
Several thousand people have demonstrated in Albania's capital, Tirana, to demand the resignation of the government of Prime Minister Edi Rama.
Russia has voiced concern about the reported bombing of a Syrian Army camp.
Iraqi officials say troops have recaptured a neighborhood on the southwestern side of Ramadi from the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
Taliban fighters have attacked the airport in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar.
Celebrities and ordinary people in Russia have started reading Leo Tolstoy's novel War And Peace in a 60-hour marathon broadcast.
An Iranian opposition political party says its leader, who has been under house arrest for four years without charge, has undergone foot surgery for a broken bone.
Reports from Istanbul say six Afghan children, including a 6-month-old baby, have died after a boat carrying refugees capsized in the Aegean Sea off the western coast of Turkey.
A prosecutor in Poland says a Ukrainian man has been arrested at the request of the United States, where he is wanted on suspicion of stealing and laundering at least $10 million.
Russia says the deployment of Turkish forces in Iraq without Baghdad's approval is “unacceptable.”