Thousands of Russian opposition activists and their supporters have rallied in Moscow, in the wake of regional elections that saw the ruling party trouncing opposition candidates in voting criticized as rigged.
Hundreds of people have marched in central Belgrade during the capital city's second consecutive gay-pride march to take place without violence.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on other European heads of state to accept joint responsibility for the continent’s refugee crisis, as thousands of more have poured into Austria aboard crowded buses and trains.
The head of the UN nuclear agency has visited a disputed Iranian military site as part of the agency’s investigation into whether Iran carried out work related to developing a nuclear weapon.
Official projections in Greece’s parliamentary election have shown that the left-wing Syriza party of former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras emerging as the leading vote getter, though falling short of enough seats to form a government on its own.
The governor of Russia's northwestern Komi region has been arrested on charges of fraud and heading a criminal gang.
A Taliban group in Afghanistan says the militant extremist movement may split into two factions because they cannot agree on who should be leader following the death of their founder, Mullah Mohammad Omar.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has backed the establishment of an air base in Belarus, the latest in a series of moves by Moscow to project Russian military power abroad.
Authorities in Kazakhstan say that they are investigating the drowning of four Kazakh soldiers during an ill-fated military exercise on the Caspian Sea.
The head of the UN nuclear agency is heading to Tehran for high-level meetings in a bid to accelerate his probe of allegations that Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has to go but the timing of his departure has to be decided through negotiations.
The Pakistani military has carried out air strikes against suspected militant targets near the Afghan border, a day after the Pakistani Taliban killed 29 people in a raid on an air base.