Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan's newly appointed defense minister over alleged human rights abuses and other crimes.
U.S. President Donald Trump has denied hiding details of conversations with Russian leader Vladimir Putin from administration officials, saying he is "not keeping anything under wraps."
Saudi Arabia says it plans to set up a $10 billion oil refinery in Pakistan's deepwater port of Gwadar, which is being developed with the help of China.
One of two men charged with premeditated murder in the killing of Kazakh figure skater Denis Ten has apologized to the slain skater's family and to the people of Kazakhstan at his trial in Almaty.
Russia's Defense Ministry has outlined draft legislation that would allow Russian forces to shoot down civilian passenger planes within the country's airspace.
Congress has been reviewing an administration’s decision announced in December to lift sanctions against three companies that Deripaska controls
Russia's media regulator says it is investigating whether British broadcaster BBC has broken Russian law by allegedly promoting Islamist extremism.
A lawyer acting for a former U.S. Marine detained in Russia on espionage charges has filed an appeal with a Moscow court seeking to have his client released on bail, Russian news agencies report.
Officials in four provinces of Afghanistan say a series of Taliban attacks on security checkpoints have killed at least 32 members of the Afghan security forces and pro-government militias.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed in a telephone call to coordinate efforts to work toward peace in Syria, the Kremlin says