An Afghan hospital official says at least 20 people have been killed by an explosion and gun attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in the western city of Herat.
Three members of a gang accused of highway killings in the Russian capital were killed in a Moscow court after a shootout.
Pakistani lawmakers have elected a new prime minister to replace Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted last week over corruption allegations.
Almost 500 people accused of involvement in last year’s failed coup in Turkey have gone on trial.
U.S. Senator John McCain (Republican-Arizona) says he will propose a plan for a U.S. strategy in Afghanistan as an amendment to a defense authorization bill later this year.
Russia and China hit back at the United States on July 31 after U.S. leaders blamed them for not doing enough to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions.