Egypt’s leader Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi ordered the pardons of 165 people on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says more than 40 new intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) will be added to the country’s nuclear supply this year.
Kurdish forces in northern Syria say they have full control of a border town believed to be a path in from Turkey for Islamic State (IS) fighters and supplies.
Pakistan says its troops crossed the border into Afghanistan Tuesday to rescue a severely wounded Afghan soldier.
An Egyptian court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence of former president Mohamed Morsi.
Kurdish militias are moving closer to a Syrian town near the border with Turkey.
The president of Sudan flew home from South Africa Monday, ignoring a court order to remain in the country.
The president of Georgia declared Monday a day of national mourning for victims of flooding in the capital, Tbilisi.
Central Asia has increasingly become a source of foreign fighters for militants operating in the Middle East, especially the self-declared Islamic State.
Chinese state media say former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been sentenced to life in prison after a secret trial.