The Iraqi Defense Ministry says the second-in-command of the Islamic State (IS) extremist group has been killed in a coalition air strike in the country’s north.
Azerbaijan's state-owned oil company SOCAR reportedly spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to secretly bankroll a trip to Baku for 10 members of the U.S. Congress and provide them with gifts.
Authorities in Kazakhstan say they've found hundreds more carcasses of a critically endangered species of antelope in a northern region, with the toll in the latest die-off now topping 1,000 animals.
The United Nations says the death toll from a May 13 Taliban attack on a Kabul guesthouse popular with foreigners has jumped to 14.
Russian says the country's land forces will join troops from Belarus, China, India, and Mongolia in a series of joint military training exercises during the second half of this year.
A Moscow court has turned down a request by Russian prison officials to replace outspoken Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny's suspended sentence with a prison term.
NATO and Ukraine are calling on Russia to stop its "continued and deliberate destabilization" of eastern Ukraine.
A Russian nationalist biker gang has been awarded a free plot of the land taken from Ukraine.
A lawyer for a man accused of burning a copy of the Koran in Russia says that the suspects in the case are believed to be members of a neo-Nazi group that authorities have blamed for several killings and other crimes against ethnic minorities.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said a cease-fire agreement was still being violated in eastern Ukraine on a regular basis.
Ten years after the Andijon massacre in Uzbekistan, rights activists say the regime of Uzbek President Islam Karimov has frightened witnesses into silence -- including those who have sought refuge as exiles abroad.
NATO's Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance and Afghan leaders have agreed on a framework for a future joint military-civilian presence in Afghanistan when the bloc's current mission ends.