Moldovan police have fired tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters during a parade to mark the former Soviet republic's independence day.
A top Iranian judiciary official says the death penalty hasn’t deterred drug trafficking, which is in fact on the rise.
Turkish warplanes hit the positions of U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria on August 27, days after Ankara launched a major operation to clear the region of Islamic State (IS) militants and Syrian Kurdish forces.
Russia's emergency services said a fire broke out at a warehouse in Moscow, killing 17 migrant workers from Kyrgyzstan.
The Taliban has captured a district in southeastern Afghanistan, along the porous border with Pakistan.
Italy is holding a day of mourning for the almost 300 victims of a powerful earthquake.
The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned North Korea for test-firing ballistic missiles and agreed to take "significant measures" in response to the latest series of launches.
Bangladesh police have shot dead three suspected militants, including the alleged mastermind of an attack on a cafe in which 20 civilians, mostly foreign nationals, died.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said Iran will work with other OPEC members to support oil prices, but it will not back down from its goal of restoring output lost due to years of economic sanctions.
Washington and Moscow inched toward agreeing on a renewed cease-fire in Syria but fell short of announcing a deal after a daylong meeting between top diplomats in Geneva on August 26.
A man who took four people hostage inside a Citibank branch in downtown Moscow on August 24 has been sent to pretrial detention.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico renewed his call for the European Union to end sanctions against Russia after a meeting this week with President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.