Officials in Islamabad say a government helicopter crash-landed in Taliban-held territory in Afghanistan on August 4 and that all passengers and crew -- including a Russian navigator -- were feared to have been captured by militants.
A Syrian group said on August 4 that it has the bodies of five people killed when a Russian helicopter was shot down and is demanding the release of prisoners in exchange for the bodies.
Egypt's military says it has killed the leader of the Sinai branch of the Islamic State (IS) group, identifying the militant as Abu Duaa al-Ansari.
Iraq's judiciary on August 4 imposed a travel ban against the speaker of parliament, two lawmakers, and several other people who have been accused of corruption.
A court in Istanbul on August 4 issued a formal arrest warrant for the U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen -- charging that Gulen was responsible for “ordering the July 15 coup” against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has dismissed the first deputy director of the country’s National Security Service, Hrant Yepiskoposian.
A Ukrainian nationalist website has published an e-mail archive that contains copies of identification cards and personal information about Ukrainian and international journalists.
A court in Kazakhstan has granted early release to the leader of the unregistered opposition party Algha (Forward), Vladimir Kozlov.
Tajikistan has jailed 170 people for complicity in an armed attempt by a deputy defense minister to topple President Emomali Rahmon last year, the country's prosecutor-general says.
our men who are said to be members of the Islamic organization Hizb ut-Tahrir have been sentenced to eight years in prison in the Urals city of Chelyabinsk.
All 11 Russian boxers who qualified for the Rio Olympics have been given the all clear to compete at the Games.
Kazakhstan has suspended cattle imports from Russia amid concerns over an anthrax outbreak in northwestern Siberia.