European Union interior ministers on September 14 agreed “in principle” to a program for the relocation across the EU of 120,000 refugees that have sought asylum in Greece, Italy, and Hungary.
A jailed Iranian union activist has reportedly died in prison.
Taliban militants have stormed a prison in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, killing police officers and releasing hundreds of prisoners.
At least 10 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a blast in the central Pakistani city of Multan.
Germany has introduced controls on its border with Austria in an attempt to limit the influx of refugees arriving in the country.
Syrian activists say Russia is expanding the tarmac of an airport in Syria's coastal province of Latakia.
At least 20,000 people are protesting in Moldova’s capital, demanding the resignation of President Nicolae Timofti and the government following a bank scandal that led to the disappearance of some $1 billion.
A German police spokesman warned on September 13 that Munich is at the limit of its capacity to welcome refugees entering the country through Austria.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has said "significant progress" had been made toward a resolution of the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
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.