U.S. President Donald Trump has told his secretary of state that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear and missile programs.
Uzbek police have released writer Nurullo Otahonov after detaining him last week on his return from exile.
Two international rights groups have called on Egyptian authorities to end their crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality and to “immediately and unconditionally” release at least 11 men detained in the past week.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has met with Pakistan's army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Kabul as part of the Pakistani general’s visit aimed at repairing the strained ties between the neighboring states.
Afghan officials say 10 members of the country's security forces were killed after the Afghan Air Force mistakenly dropped bombs on their position in the southern province of Helmand.
Legislation banning full-face veils in public spaces went into effect in Austria on October 1.
French authorities say they opened a counterterror investigation after two women died in a knife attack at the main train station in the southern city of Marseille.
Russia has led its partners in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) with the highest ranking among the group in the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2017-18 Global Competitiveness Report.
The United States says it is adding Iran to the list of countries it accuses of failing to crack down on human trafficking and that it has increased restrictions against Russia, which was already on the list.
Russia has denied allegations from Ukraine that it left troops behind in Belarus after staging military exercises there, despite Moscow's pledge not to do so.
Human Rights Watch says Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been recruiting Afghan immigrant children living in Iran to fight in the conflict in Syria.