The United States says it is withdrawing from the United Nations' cultural agency, accusing it of "anti-Israel bias."
Applications for nearly 3.5 million tickets have been received for the 2018 World Cup soccer championships in Russia during the initial sales period, which ran September 14 to October 12.
The Pakistani military says it has rescued a North American family of five who was being held hostage for nearly five years.
A high-level U.S. diplomatic delegation is visiting Pakistan for the first time since President Donald Trump announced a new strategy for Afghanistan in August.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed "profound concern" over the detention of U.S. diplomatic staff in Turkey, the State Department said on October 11.