Iranian-British businessman Farhad Moshiri has bought a 49.9 percent stake in English Premier League team Everton FC, subject to approval by the league.
Pakistan's army says it has conducted a ground and aerial assault against militants in the country's lawless tribal belt, killing at least 34 militants.
Iranian officials said on February 28 that with 90 percent of the votes counted in the country's elections, President Hassan Rohani's reformist allies have won all 30 of Tehran's contested seats in the 290-seat parliament.
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of Twitter posts.
Kremlin-backed Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov has said he is ready to resign and that his "time has passed."
At least 23 people have been killed, including an Afghan militia commander, in a suicide attack near the Afghan border with Pakistan.
Two people were killed and two wounded in a suicide bombing in a government-held town in central Syria, hours after a truce was implemented.
Thousands of supporters of slain Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov have marched through Moscow to mark the first anniversary of his killing.
A foreign policy adviser to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump believes the United States should work more closely with Russia on global issues such as defeating the Islamic State group.
Bosnian authorities said they will shut down Muslim groups that advocate extremism and refuse to affiliate with the state-recognized Islamic Community organization by March 1.
A cessation of hostilities took hold in Syria on February 27 with few violations reported in the first few hours, raising hopes for a resumption of United Nations peace talks.
Four Balkan countries announced daily caps on migrant arrivals on February 26, prompting criticism from the head of the United Nations.