Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has accused the United States and its Western partners of "destroying the foundations of the existing world order from the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina to the wars in Libya and Iraq."
Russia and China have launched joint military exercises in the South China Sea, the site of heated territorial disputes between Beijing and its neighbors.
Dozens of Belarusian opposition activists have held an unauthorized rally in the center of the capital, Minsk, to protest against what they call unfair parliamentary elections.
A cessation of hostilities has officially come into effect in Syria.
Russia's finance minister is planning to meet next month with his Ukrainian counterpart for talks on Kyiv's multi-billion-dollar bond default.
Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice in which sheep and other animals are slaughtered as a symbolic supplication to God.
The chief of the short-term OSCE observer mission in Belarus says the September 11 parliamentary elections were "in no way free and fair."
About a dozen polar bears have besieged a weather station located on Russia's remote Troynoy island in the Kara Sea, the station's head says.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said a peace deal with the Hezb-e Islami militant group is close to being finalized, boosting hopes of progress toward ending decades of war.
Two militants who attacked a hospital in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar have been killed by Afghan security forces.
A car bomb has exploded outside the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in the eastern Turkish city of Van, leaving dozens of people wounded.
U.S. Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton is suffering from pneumonia, her doctor said after the former secretary of state abruptly left a memorial service marking the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.