Russian authorities have charged a supporter of Russian opposition politician and anticorruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny with hooliganism, said an activist.
Iran's health minister has resigned over proposed budget cuts as the country struggles with an economic crisis.
Afghan officials say at least 11 police officers were killed after Taliban militants attacked two security checkpoints in the country's north.
Russia has charged a retired U.S. Marine arrested in Moscow with espionage, the Interfax news agency reported, meaning he could face up to 20 years in prison if found guilty.
Russia says France has extradited a former regional finance official to face trial on multiple counts of fraud, misuse of funds, and money laundering following a long legal battle.
Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry says the search of the rubble from a partially collapsed apartment building in the city of Magnitorgorsk has ended and that the death toll stands at 39.
An Afghan court has convicted three men for their alleged involvement in the murder of a BBC journalist last year, officials say.
A well-known Soviet-era Russian rock musician and composer, Kris Kelmi, has died at the age of 63, reports say.
Turkmenistan's authoritarian President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has appointed his son as deputy governor of the south-central region of Ahal.
Two men have gone on trial in Almaty for the murder of Kazakh Olympic figure skater Denis Ten.
RFE/RL says it will appeal to the Supreme Court of Russia to throw out a 100,000 ruble ($1,440) fine imposed in July under the country’s controversial "foreign-agent" law.
Patrick Shanahan has taken over the helm of the Pentagon, as U.S. President Donald Trump attacked his Defense Department predecessor, pointing to what he said was a lack of success in Afghanistan.