Russia and U.S.-allied forces in Syria exchanged accusations that deaths within their ranks were caused by fire from the other side, adding to tensions as they wage separate campaigns within close proximity of one another.
A Mercedes with government license plates struck and killed a police officer on a main street in central Moscow late on September 25.
Prominent Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel has been released from jail amid a trial of staff from the Cumhuriyet opposition newspaper, but four other detained suspects remained in custody following a court decision.
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has appeared before an anticorruption court in Islamabad to face corruption charges.
Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova and three lawyers who have fought for social justice have won the Right Livelihood Award, a prize sometimes called the "alternative Nobel."
Political campaigning for the sixth local elections to be held in Macedonia officially started on September 25.
Most of the health facilities in Afghanistan's isolated Uruzgan Province have closed due to threats from the Taliban, local officials said.
The United States on September 25 said it is "deeply troubled" by the conviction of RFE/RL journalist Mykola Semena by a court in Russia-occupied Crimea last week.
Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka told the visiting head of Russia’s southern Chechnya region, Ramzan Kadyrov, that his country is ready for economic and industrial cooperation.
Ukraine's president has signed into law a controversial bill that makes Ukrainian the required language of study in state schools from the fifth grade on.
The White House has denied an assertion by North Korea's foreign minister that the United States declared war on it, calling the claim "absurd."
Envoys of the Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region have opened up a new representative office in the southern French city of Marseille.