Iraqi security forces converging on Mosul from the south have driven Islamic State (IS) fighters from the center of a town just several kilometers from the large northern city's airport.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has appointed a woman as a new vice president and to lead the country's Tourism and Cultural Heritage Ministry.
Italy says more than 2,200 migrants have been rescued on the Mediterranean Sea as they tried to reach Europe, with 10 bodies also being recovered.
A former bodyguard of Russian President Vladimir Putin has been named the deputy director of the country's Federal Security Service (FSB).
Police in Kosovo and Albania say they have arrested nearly a dozen people on suspicion of committing terrorism-related offenses.
The death toll from a recent explosion and fire at a Pakistani shipbreaking yard has risen to 20, officials said on November 5.
At least 30 people were injured in Indian-controlled Kashmir on November 5 during clashes between government forces and mourners at a funeral procession for a teenager.
Turkish authorities have ordered the formal arrest pending trial of nine executives and journalists from the opposition secularist Cumhuriyet newspaper, a day after leaders of the main pro-Kurdish party were also jailed.
A news outlet linked to the Islamic State group said its fighters were behind a bombing that killed nine people and injured more than 100 in southeastern Turkey, U.S. monitors said.
An Egyptian general was killed by militants near his home in North Sinai, the military said, the second soldier of his rank to be shot dead in as many weeks.
Wall Street stocks marked their longest period of decline in more than three decades on November 4 amid worries about the close U.S. presidential race.
The next United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has said a strong partnership with the United States will be needed to address the world's wars and pressing humanitarian and environmental crises.