The extremist Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Baghdad that killed at least 19 people.
Afghan officials say at least 18 people have been killed and another three injured after a minibus plummeted into a ravine in a remote area of the northwestern Badghis Province.
A Yazidi lawmaker in Iraq has said that Islamic State (IS) militants killed at least 25 captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq.
Members of a nationalistic Russian bikers club have laid a wreath at a monument to the Russian soldiers who liberated Vienna from the Nazis.
Commemorations have been held to remember those who died a year ago in the Ukrainian city of Odesa in clashes between supporters and opponents of the government in Kyiv.
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.