A British-Iranian citizen has reportedly been in jail in Iran for over a month.
Afghan officials have lowered the death toll from a deadly collision between two passenger buses and a fuel tanker that collided on a major highway in eastern Afghanistan.
Afghan officials say six Taliban prisoners on death row were hanged on May 8 in the first set of executions endorsed by President Ashraf Ghani since he took office in 2014.
A court in Iran has begun the trial of four Afghan men accused of raping a French tourist in mountainsoutside Tehran, Iranian media reported on May 8.
Pakistani police said on May 8 that unknown gunmen riding motorcycles have shot and killed a prominent rights activist and injured two others in the southern city of Karachi.
Three Spanish journalists, freed after nearly 10 months of captivity in Syria, have arrived backed in Spain, the government said in a statement.
North Korea's leader says his country would only use nuclear weapons first if its sovereignty is violated.
The Czech Republic beat Latvia in a 4-3 shoot-out win to remain in the top of their group at the World Hockey Championships in Russia.
Two Romanian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan have been killed and a third wounded when members of a local police unit they were training opened fire on them before themselves being killed.
The European Union has expressed concern after news that Belarus, the only country in Europe still to apply capital punishment, had executed another prisoner.
Tehran says several of its soldiers have been killed in fighting near Aleppo, in what could be one of Iran’s biggest losses in Syria since deploying forces to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Violent clashes between police and protesters have erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of three rebels in a gunbattle.