British singer and composer Elton John has called for Ukraine to give stronger support to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual (LGBT) community.
Saudi authorities say the powerful winds were to blame for the toppling of a massive crane that smashed into Mecca's Grand Mosque, killing at least 107 people ahead of the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
Russians have cast ballots in local and regional elections set to confirm the ruling party's dominance, amid reports of mass vote rigging.
Mass rallies have been held across Europe in favor of taking in refugees seeking asylum on the continent, while counter-demonstrations drew fewer numbers of people.
Syrian state media has reported that two Russian planes carrying 80 tons of humanitarian aid have arrived in the Syrian coastal city of Latakia.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) says it will not monitor Azerbaijan's November parliamentary elections "due to restrictions imposed" by the government in Baku.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no path to regulating the crisis in eastern Ukraine other than the existing Minsk agreements.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has issued a decree approving a citizenship application from famed U.S. boxer Roy Jones.
Egypt's president has accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Ibrahim Mehleb and his cabinet.
Police in the central Russian region of Kostroma say they have confiscated 2 million rubles ($30,000) from an activist of the Open Russia nongovernmental organization.
Germany's foreign minister has warned Russia against bolstering its support for the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Russia called on the United States to reopen channels of communications between the two military superpowers to avoid "unintended incidents" as Russia steps up military assistance to the Syrian government.