Afghanistan has received the first batch of U.S.-made UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters from the United States.
Kurt Volker, the U.S. special envoy for efforts to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine, met with Kremlin aide Vladislav Surkov on October 7 in Serbia's capital, Belgrade.
Hundreds of opposition activists attended an anticorruption protest in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku.
Several hundred protesters gathered in Serbia's capital, Belgrade, to demand free and fair elections ahead of local polls scheduled next year.
Thousands rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on October 7 to show their support for a united Spain and to call for talks amid a political crisis caused by Catalonia’s push for secession.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on October 7 an operation to retake Idlib, a province under rebel control in northern Syria, amid a reported military buildup on the border between the two countries.
At least 14 people were killed and 27 were injured in a collision between a passenger van and a bus in southwestern Pakistan on October 7.
Pakistani police say the death toll from a suicide bombing at a Sufi shrine in the country's southwest has increased to 24 after four victims died at a hospital overnight.
A deputy prime minister of Kyrgyzstan was killed when a vehicle he was riding in collided with a KamAZ truck on a highway in the Central Asian nation.
The U.S. State Department has called on Russia to find and prosecute those who ordered the 2006 murder of prominent Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
U.S. authorities say three men have been arrested on charges of plotting attacks in New York City for the extremist Islamic State (IS) group.
The Pentagon says the U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of the advanced THAAD missile-defense system to Saudi Arabia for $15 billion, citing Iran among threats in the Middle East.