Reports from southwestern Afghanistan say the Taliban is threatening on January 19 to capture three key strategic districts in Helmand Province.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has called for vigilance by officials in Tehran to ensure that world powers meet their commitments under a newly implemented nuclear deal.
Officials from four countries that are trying to draft a road map for an eventual peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan say they will meet in Islamabad for a third round of talks on February 6.
Azerbaijan’s parliament has approved a package of measures aimed at coping with an economic and financial crisis caused by plunging energy prices.
A volcano in Russia's Far East erupted on January 19, sending up a plume of ash more than 8 kilometers above sea level and creating a possible hazard for local air traffic.
The head of Iran’s central bank, Valiollah Seif, says Tehran is set to receive $32 billion of unfrozen assets following the lifting of sanctions under a nuclear deal with world powers.
Authorities in Pakistan say a bomb targeting a police checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan killed as many as 11 people on January 19 and wounded 17.
Polish President Andrzej Duda has called on NATO to deploy "substantial" numbers of troops and equipment in Eastern Europe to safeguard Poland and the region from a more aggressive Russia.
Iranian authorities tried to prevent the Iranian wife of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian from leaving the country with him, his brother Ali Rezaian told CNN.
The Macedonian parliament has confirmed the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and voted to dissolve parliament on February 24.
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed "deep concern" to Saudi King Salman over the worsening of Saudi-Iranian relations.
Moroccan officials say they have arrested a Belgian citizen with Moroccan roots who was directly linked with some of those involved in the deadly terror attacks in Paris in November.