Afghan troops have fought to regain control over the northern city of Kunduz after Taliban fighters captured the center of the provincial capital they had briefly seized about a year ago.
The United States says it is suspending talks with Russia on trying to end the violence in Syria and accused Moscow of not living up to its commitments under a cease-fire agreement.
Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who was jailed in Iran for 18 months, has filed a lawsuit against the Iranian government, saying his detention was aimed at "extorting" concessions from the United States in nuclear talks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended a 16-year-old deal that called for reducing some of Russia's and the United States' stockpiles of weapons-grade plutonium, citing "Washington's unfriendly actions toward Russia."
A Turkish deputy prime minister says the Turkish cabinet headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has decided to extend the state of emergency imposed on the country following the July failed coup attempt by three more months.
Tens of thousands of Hasidic pilgrims gathered in the Ukrainian city of Uman to celebrate the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)
Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has said Russia must treat former Soviet republics as full-fledged members of the international community.
A Moscow court has found prominent blogger and web pioneer Anton Nosik guilty of extremism and fined him half a million rubles ($8,000) over a blog post titled Wipe Syria Off The Face Of The Earth.
A Kazakh court has sentenced the head of the Kazakh Journalists Union and his son to lengthy prison terms on corruption charges.
Kyrgyzstan’s President Almazbek Atambaev thanked all Kyrgyz citizens for their support after suffering what he called "an unexpected heart attack."
Russian President Vladimir Putin has suspended a cooperative program that commits Russia and the United States to eliminating parts of their weapons-grade plutonium stocks.
The trial of five men charged with the murder of outspoken Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov began on October 3 in a Moscow military court.