Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo's Al-Azhar Mosque at the Vatican in a historic meeting during which the two embraced and exchanged kisses.
The European Union recorded more than 200 successful and failed terrorist attacks last year, the head of its counterterrorism center has revealed.
There is outrage in France over a Russian state television report that apparently manipulated interviews and footage in a report about a wave of French labor protests.
Iran has denied reports claiming that Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur had traveled to Iran before being killed in a U.S. drone attack in Pakistan.
Left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen has won Austria's presidential election, preventing Norbert Hofer from becoming the EU's first far-right head of state.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said an EU plan to give visa-free travel to Turkey by July 1 will have to be delayed amid concerns that Ankara will not meet key conditions of the deal in time.
A prominent Kazakh journalist Guzyal Baidalinova has been sentenced to 18 months in jail on libel charges.
President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to travel to Greece this week -- his first official trip to the European Union in nearly a year.
Russian authorities have arrested two Tajiks suspected of recruiting fighters for the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria.
Russia says it is selling its first Eurobond since sanctions were imposed two years ago.
Iran and India have signed an agreement to develop the Iranian port of Chabahar.
Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and his visiting Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, have discussed the two countries' bilateral ties in Tashkent.