The United Nations says the failure by Kosovo lawmakers to form a government more than two months after elections is causing the country to miss out on "important" economic and social opportunities.
Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president and ex-governor of Ukraine's Odesa region who was stripped of his Ukrainian citizenship in July, says he plans to return to Kyiv next month.
Georgian civil activist Tamara Mearakishvili says she has been detained without reason in the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
A Russian web-hosting provider says it has suspended the Russian domain of the prominent U.S. neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer after the government's media regulator asked it to look into the site's "extremist content."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the crisis in Venezuela should be resolved peacefully and without external intervention.
Iranian opposition figure Mehdi Karrubi, who has been under house arrest for more than six years, has begun a hunger strike, his family says.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko says he has ordered an "urgent, thorough, and full investigation" into a media report alleging that North Korea may have purchased rocket engines from a Ukrainian factory.
Serbia offered citizenship to the family of a 10-year-old Afghan boy who has become known as "Little Picasso" for his impressive artworks.
A Kyrgyz court has sentenced opposition leader Omurbek Tekebaev and his co-defendant to eight years in prison each on corruption charges.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev has signed a decree that will enable citizens to travel abroad from the state without permission as of January 1, 2019.
Prominent Russian actress Vera Glagoleva has died at the age of 61, Russian news agencies reported on August 16.
Iran has rejected a U.S. religious freedom report critical of Tehran as "unrealistic, baseless, unfounded, and biased."