NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he expects that security agreements with the United States and NATO will be signed by Afghanistan's new leadership "in the next few days, after the inauguration of the president-elect."
Lawyers of Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus say that their client has been beaten in pretrial detention.
Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed at least eight militant suspects in the country's northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border.
Uzbek authorities have barred the wife and a son of exiled opposition leader Bahodir Choriev from entering the country.
Moscow has seen its largest opposition protest since President Vladimir Putin's inauguration to a third presidential term in May 2012.
Afghan officials say the Taliban has killed two high-school students in the northeastern Konar Province after accusing them of spying for the government.
Anti-gay activists led by a city lawmaker have disrupted a gay rights festival in the Russian city of St. Petersburg, dousing participants with green liquid and releasing a gas that made many feel sick.
A spokesman for Gulnara Karimova says the eldest daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov is prepared to face a fair trial but won't get one in Uzbekistan.
Georgia's parliament is debating a bill to delay the broader use of jury trials by two years.
Belarusian police have searched apartments linked to members of the opposition Malady Front (Youth Front).
A court in Kyrgyzstan opened a new in absentia-trial of former President Kurmanbek Bakiev's son Maksim on September 17.
Police in Kyrgyzstan have thwarted plans for a protest over electricity prices by detaining three organizers.