As Russian military strikes continue in Syria, a rebel commander says the campaign is not hurting the Islamic State militant group -- and might even be helping it gain ground. From RFE/RL's Current Time TV on the Turkish border.
Opposition activists took to the streets in Minsk after official election results gave President Alyaksandr Lukashenka another five-year term with 83.49 percent of the vote.
On the same day that Dutch authorities released the report of a 15-month long investigation concluding that a Russian Buk missile fired from rebel-controlled territory downed the airliner, Russian arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey presented a study contesting the results. (Current Time TV)
A state-run Russian television channel appears to have dramatically inflated the number of participants in a "patriotic" flash mob on October 11.
Mohammad Dalaeen, a Jordanian medical student at Kharkiv University in Ukraine who blew himself up and killed 30 others two weeks ago in a suicide attack in Iraq, was reportedly radicalized by his Ukrainian wife.
In an attempt to create the appearance of an abundant harvest before the visit of the prime minister, workers in Uzbekistan’s Ferghana region were forced to glue back the cotton they just picked. The prime minister never showed up. (Current Time TV)
Some ten days after the Taliban overtook the northeastern Afghan city of Kunduz, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov and Uzbek President Islam Karimov met in Tashkent.