Security restrictions and a strike has shut down most of Indian-administered Kashmir, after clashes between militants and government forces killed at least 20 people.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have exchanged insults over recent clashes on the Gaza border that killed at least 15 Palestinians.
Russian opposition blogger Mikhail Svetov says he was beaten and sent back to Moscow upon his arrival at the airport in Kemerovo, a Siberian city where at least 64 people were killed in a shopping-mall fire last month.
A final deal has been reached for Syrian rebel fighters and their families to leave the last opposition-held area of eastern Ghouta, paving the way for the government to recapture all of the one-time rebel enclave near Damascus.
South Korean media says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has attended a rare concert by South Korean performers visiting Pyongyang amid thawing ties between the rivals.
The U.S. and South Korean militaries began their annual joint exercises on April 1, following a monthlong delay for the Winter Olympics and while North-South talks took place.
Several thousand people rallied in a town outside Moscow, demanding the closure of a landfill site that has been emitting toxic fumes and calling for the resignation of the regional governor.
Pope Francis has used his Easter Sunday message to "implore fruits of peace upon the entire world."
Afghanistan's election authorities have set October 20 as the date for long-delayed legislative and district council elections.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, Iranian President Hassan Rohani, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet on April 4 in Ankara in a summit of the three countries sponsoring a series of Syrian peace talks.
Two planes carrying Russian diplomats who were ordered out of the United States following the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain have landed at a Moscow airport.
The German foreign minister says that despite the loss of trust with Russia, his country is willing to continue dialogue with Moscow in efforts to settle regional conflicts.