U.S. authorities say a former Russian nuclear official has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering for his role in arranging millions of dollars in “corrupt” payments linked to the Russian state nuclear company Rosatom.
Iran's parliament speaker says he supports the nuclear agreement with world powers that will limit Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
Iranian media reports that the leader of the newly established reformist National Unity party has been released a few hours after being detained in Tehran.
Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany plans to unveil a comprehensive package on September 24 to deal with the nation's growing refugee crisis.
The Kremlin says foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany, and France will meet by the middle of September to discuss the conflict in Ukraine.
Kazakhstan's government says agreements worth $20 billion are to be signed in Beijing in the coming days during an official visit by President Nursultan Nazarbaev.
The mayor of a remote Sunni town in western Iraq that is under the control of Islamic State (IS) militants says about 200 residents who were part of a rare protest against the militant group have been detained at an unknown location.
Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova delivered a scathing final statement in a Baku courtroom on August 31, calling Azerbaijan's government a "repression machine" and dismissing her trial as a "scam" aimed to silence her.
One member of Ukraine's National Guard has been killed and scores wounded during protests outside the country's parliament building in Kyiv.
The Taliban has admitted that it covered up the death of its leader Mullah Mohammad Omar for more than two years, confirming that he died in 2013 as was first claimed by Afghanistan’s intelligence.
The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has severely damaged an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a monitoring group and a local resident said on August 30.
The United States is urging Pakistan to help restart peace talks between the Afghan government and Taliban insurgents.