Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has announced the launch of military operations to retake Fallujah from Islamic State militants.
Pakistan has denounced a U.S. drone attack believed to have killed Afghan Taliban Leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur as a violation of its sovereignty.
Austria's presidential vote is too close to call, pollster groups suggest.
Turkey's ruling party is set to appoint a key ally of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its chairman and new prime minister.
Tajikistan has held a referendum on amendments to the constitution that are expected to strengthen the grip on power of President Emomali Rahmon.
A law firm in Australia has filed a compensation claim against Russia and President Vladimir Putin on behalf of victims of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17, shot down in 2014.
Afghanistan says that Taliban leader Mullah Akthar Mansur has been killed in a U.S. drone attack inside Pakistan.
Russia's counterterrorism agency says it has arrested four suspects in Ingushetia that it says are linked to the Islamic State (IS) militant group.
The Russian Defense Ministry has opened bids on a contract to repair and upgrade a Black Sea coastal artillery system that is adjacent to the Russia-occupied Crimea Peninsula.
Iran's foreign minister has called on the United States to encourage investors to engage with Tehran.
At least two Iraqis have been killed and dozens of others injured in clashes between security forces and protesters in Baghdad.
Former Russian Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin says the Russian economy will grow only if the government initiates serious reforms.