Dozens of police trainees have been killed and more than 100 wounded in an overnight raid by militants on a police academy in southwest Pakistan, officials said.
Kazakhstan says Ashgabat has suspended visa-free travel for Kazakhs living close to the Turkmen border.
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has withdrawn from the ruling coalition in Kyrgyzstan's parliament, meaning that the coalition cabinet of Prime Minister Sooronbai Jeenbekov will have to resign.
A gunman has been killed outside a NATO military training center near the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
A high-profile terrorism trial has kicked off in Russia's mostly Muslim-populated region of Tatarstan.
Russia's first-ever publicly displayed statue of the controversial 16th-century tsar, Ivan the Terrible, has been unveiled by authorities in the city of Oryol amid protests by city residents.
Kazakhstan's newly created Ministry of Religious Issues and Civil Society says it is taking steps to ban the Salafi branch of Islam in the country.
Afghan officials say hundreds of members of the Afghanistan's security forces have been killed in recent fighting against Taliban militants in and around Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province.
The lawyer for a Ukrainian journalist held in Moscow on charges of espionage says he was briefly prevented from leaving Russia.
Senior officials from former Soviet republics, including Russian President Vladimir Putin, are gathering in Yerevan to attend a session of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).
Two separate attacks targeting members of Afghanistan's Shi'ite minority during Ashura commemorations have left several dozen people dead and scores wounded.
Several Crimean Tatars have been detained in Ukraine's occupied Crimea region after Russian-installed security forces searched their houses in several villages.