Over 90 percent of Azerbaijan's voters supported the extension of the presidential term from five to seven years, with about 72 percent of the ballots counted, Baku's Central Election Commission has announced.
Ukrainian soldiers serving close to the line of contact with Russia-backed separatists near the city of Mariupol fear that pulling away from their positions, as required by the Minsk agreements, would mean surrendering the city’s suburbs. (In Russian and Ukrainian)
Journalist Indira Sinanović is running for a municipal council seat in the Bosnian city of Zenica.
Thousands of people demonstrated outside the Macedonian parliament on September 26 in defense of the special prosecutor investigating a massive government corruption scandal.
The Russian Defense Ministry has released new radar data that it says shows the missile that downed a Malaysian Airlines flight over Ukraine in 2014 was not fired from territory controlled by Russia-backed separatists.
A lawyer for Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence in a U.S. prison for drug smuggling, says his client has signed a form authorizing his extradition to Russia.
RFE/RL’s Russian Service reports that, despite changes at the top, regional heads of Russian Railways have retained their positions and collude with the prosecutor's office and transport police to commit mass theft. (In Russian)
The European Parliament on September 26 voted to lift a visa regime with Ukraine, enabling negotiations among the European Parliament, the Council of Ministers and the European Commission to begin. (In Ukrainian)
The head of Russia's official soccer fan association, credited with hooligan violence that marred this summer's Euro 2016 championships in France, appears to have gone from hero to hounded at home.
Russia’s federal anti-monopoly service has fined an art gallery 100,000 rubles (approx. $1,550) for using Hieronymus Bosch’s painting, “The Garden of Earthly Delights,” to advertise an exhibition, calling it “indecent.” (In Russian, Current Time TV)
The grand mufti of the Stavropol region, Mukhammad Rakhimov, said the deputy imam of a mosque in the village of Kara-Tyube was shot dead by unknown assailants on September 26.
Fyodor Konyukhov, a Russian adventurer who set a world record this summer for the fastest trip around the globe in a hot-air balloon, says humanity has lost its drive to explore.
Tajikistan, citing the need for improved security, announced on September 26 that China plans to finance and build several outposts for Tajik border guards along the Tajik-Afghan border.
Despite the glowing accounts Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and other officials give of the country’s economy, testimony from the ground paints an entirely different picture.
The investigative group Bellingcat says that, at a press conference on September 26, the Russian Ministry of Defense provided data on the downing of flight MH17 that contradicts information it released two years ago. (Over 30k views on Russian Service website)