Pakistan's military has said that at least 44 militants were killed in the latest air strikes in the country's lawless tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.
Qatar's state news agency, QNA, says Afghan and Taliban officials will hold two days of "reconciliation" talks in Doha, although both sides sought to downplay expectations from the meeting.
A Russian court has sentenced four Tajik nationals -- suspected members of the banned Hizb ut-Tahrir extremist organization -- to at least eight years in prison on terrorism and extremism charges.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein-Amir Abdollahian says Iran has shared security interests with Yemen and will not allow other regional actors to jeopardize those interests.
An Iraqi official says a suicide attack west of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least six people.
A rights group says a U.S.-led air strike in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on May 1 killed 52 people, including seven children.
The Ukrainian State Emergency Service says a large wildfire that broke out in the exclusion zone surrounding the abandoned Chornobyl nuclear power plant has been fully extinguished.
The first trial of suspects in the mob killing of an Afghan woman in March has begun in the capital, Kabul.
Texas investigators have disclosed that they found a hit list in a murder case involving the honor killing of an outspoken Iranian activist in Houston.
U.S. President Barack Obama denounced attacks on the free press around the world as he hosted Russian journalist Fatima Tlisova and two others at the White House May 1.
The UN Security Council in an emergency meeting has declined to back a Russian appeal for an immediate cease-fire in Yemen as a growing humanitarian crisis grips the war-torn country.
The U.S. Navy is accompanying U.S.-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz to ensure they are not harassed by Iranian forces, and is in talks to extend the same protection to other nations' vessels, U.S. officials say.