Russian intelligence agencies had been spying on Sergei and Yulia Skripal for at least five years before they were poisoned with a nerve agent, Britain's National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill said on April 13.
A Russian court has ordered that access to the Telegram messaging app should be blocked in Russia, state-run media reported.
At least 13 Afghan security forces have been killed in suspected Taliban attacks in western Herat Province, officials say.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from politics for life, court officials say.
The UN Security Council scheduled an emergency meeting on April 13 at Russia's request on the "threat to international peace" from possible air strikes on Syria by the United States and its allies.
Pakistani police have arrested a man suspected of shooting dead a pregnant singer during a party.
U.S. President Donald Trump played down the possibility of an imminent military response to an alleged chemical-weapons attack in Syria, saying it "could be very soon or not so soon at all!”
CIA Director Mike Pompeo, President Donald Trump's nominee to be secretary of state, says he wants to "reset" the "deterrence relationship" with Russia, signaling a harder approach toward Moscow.
A Russian court says it will begin considering this week a request by state media regulator Roskomnadzor to block the messaging app Telegram.
Azerbaijan's authoritarian president, Ilham Aliyev, has secured a landslide victory in a snap presidential election that was boycotted by the main opposition parties.
At least 257 people were killed when an Algerian military plane crashed in the North African country, media reports say.
Voters in Azerbaijan are heading to the polls for a snap presidential election boycotted by the main opposition parties and widely expected to give authoritarian President Ilham Aliyev a fourth consecutive term.