Russian opposition communist politician Sergei Levchenko has been elected as the governor of Siberia's Irkutsk region.
Russian police have detained protesters in Moscow and St. Petersburg who were calling for an end to Russia's intervention in Ukraine and for it to stay out of the conflict in Syria.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani says he is prepared to discuss a "plan of action" for Syria's post-war future after the Islamic State group is defeated.
Afghan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked checkpoints in the eastern province of Nangarhar, the group's first attack on security forces in the country.
Police in Baku have searched the apartment of a contributor of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service.
The Ukrainian military says one of its soldiers has been killed in a landmine blast in the country's east.
Reports say at least 15,000 people are protesting against Moldova's government in the capital, Chisinau.
France says it has launched air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria.
A blast has occurred outside an office of the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) in the port city of Odesa.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said Saudi Arabia should apologize for a deadly stampede at the annual hajj pilgrimage.
Iraq has announced an agreement on "security and intelligence cooperation" with Russia, Iran and Syria to counter the threat from the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
Polish officials say a claim by the Russian ambassador that Warsaw was partly to blame for World War II has damaged bilateral relations.