Hundreds of thousands of Turks jammed a waterfront square in Istanbul, in what appeared to be the largest pro-government demonstration since last month's failed coup.
Kosovo's Majlinda Kelmendi moved closer to making history as she advanced to the semifinal round in women's judo, aiming to become the first athlete from the Balkan nation to win an Olympic medal.
At least 20 people were killed and hundreds were injured after violent storms caused flash flooding overnight in and around the Macedonian capital, Skopje. (RFE/RL's Balkan Service)
Crimean Tatar activists have reported armed checkpoints being erected at scattered sites around the Russian-occupied peninsula, and unusually large concentrations of Russian hardware in northern regions.
The global governing body for Paralympians has suspended the entire Russian team from competing in the upcoming games in Brazil, due to doping concerns.
Belgian authorities said a man who attacked two policewomen with a machete yelled "God is great" in Arabic, and investigators were considering it an act of terrorism.
Iran announced on August 7 that it hanged a nuclear scientist for handing over secret information to the United States, concluding a week in which the country came under criticism for its recent execution of up to 20 people.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says President Barack Obama’s administration has released a redacted version of Obama's once-secret policy on drone strikes in foreign countries.
A monitoring group reported sporadic clashes in Aleppo on August 7, a day after Syrian opposition fighters said they broke a three-week government siege of the city.
Igor Plotnitsky, the leader of Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine's eastern region of Luhansk, is reportedly in stable condition following an August 6 assassination attempt.
Macedonia's government has declared a state of emergency in the capital after violent storms caused flash flooding that killed at least 20 and injured hundreds.
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will announce a decision on the participation of Russian athletes in next month’s Paralympic Games on August 7.