The United States is warning that a Russian military buildup in Syria could lead to a "confrontation" with the U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State (IS) group.
Ukraine has accepted the International Criminal Court's (ICC) jurisdiction to probe possible war crimes committed during Russia's annexation of the Crimean Peninsula and the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine.
A top Russian law enforcement official has accused Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk of fighting alongside Chechen rebels and torturing and killing Russian soldiers during Moscow's bloody war with separatists in the 1990s.
Rebels in eastern Ukraine have released a separatist leader from detention after holding him captive for four days.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has raised concerns over the fate of a correspondent of RFE/RL's Turkmen Service.
Leaders of the Crimean Tatars say they are planning a protest action at the border with Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, which was annexed by Russia in March 2014.
Russia says it has asked Bulgaria to explain why it rejected Moscow's request to fly over its airspace to deliver supplies to Syria.
The United Nations says at least 7,962 people have been killed and 17,811 wounded in the conflict in Ukraine.
Russia has criticized the European Union's handling of the refugee crisis and hinted that the bloc was guilty for fomenting conflicts that have triggered the mass migration.
A top official in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan Province says the leader of the banned separatist Baluch Liberation Front (BLF) has been killed.
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has condemned an ongoing crackdown on civil society in Azerbaijan.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has said his country is ready to hold talks with the United States and Saudi Arabia on ways to resolve the Syrian civil war.