Armenia has threatened to make "retaliatory" artillery and rocket strikes against Azerbaijani forces after Armenian soldiers and civilians were killed in the past two days.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the UN General Assembly in an effort to open dialogue on the crises in Syria and Yemen.
Saudi Arabia says 52 more people have been added to the official death toll from a stampede at the annual hajj two days ago, raising the total to 769 killed and 934 injured.
Eston Kohver’s defense lawyer, Mark Feigin, said the swap was “organized on the political level” and was timed to improve Russian President Vladimir Putin’s image before his appearance at the UN on September 28.
The Islamic State (IS) militant group is gaining ground in Afghanistan, according to a UN report published on September 25.
The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Polish ambassador to Moscow on September 25 after graves of Soviet soldiers were vandalized in a Polish village. Poland's Foreign Ministry also condemned the act.
Russia agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine over the winter under a deal clinched late on September 25 with the European Union, ending months of uncertainty and tough negotiations.
Ukraine and the United States condemned a decision by pro-Russian separatists to ban most foreign aid organizations from parts of rebel-held territory, saying the move violated the Minsk peace agreement.
Teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai called on world leaders to do more about the Syrian crisis, saying that the drowning of a toddler showed the world had "lost humanity."
Croatia and Serbia have moved to ease tensions along their shared border after European Union leaders intervened in a bitter dispute sparked by the migrant crisis.
Four ethnic Armenian soldiers were killed by artillery and gunfire from Azerbaijani forces on September 25 near the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, Nagorno-Karabakh's Defense Ministry said.
Russia has agreed to resume gas supplies to Ukraine under a deal reached late on September 25 with the European Union.