Special courts set up in Iran to deal with financial crimes have sentenced three people to death, local media reported, as the country faces renewed U.S. sanctions and public outcry against corruption.
Three boys have been reported killed and another injured by a land mine in a separatist-controlled town in eastern Ukraine.
Russians have staged small rallies in several cities to protest against an unpopular plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years.
Iraq’s Kurdistan region has held long-delayed parliamentary elections, amid growing discontent with perceived corruption and economic hardship.
Lewis Hamilton closed in on his fifth Formula One title with victory in the Russian Grand Prix on September 30.
India's foreign minister has accused Pakistan of harboring terrorists in an angry speech before the United Nations General Assembly.
A Russian investigative journalist says he has left the country fearing possible prosecution for his work.
The Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has demanded access to Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who has been on hunger strike in a Russian prison for more than four months.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of the capital of Kosovo on September 29 to protest a possible territory swap with Serbia.
At least 27 people have died in four Iranian provinces after drinking bootleg alcohol, the national emergency services say.
At least four people, including a candidate for the head of the Russia-backed formation called the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), have been injured in an explosion in Donetsk.
A city council member in the central Iranian city of Shiraz has been arrested for “supporting” two detained Baha’is, the official government news agency IRNA reported.