Some 2 million Muslims from around the world are starting the annual hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
India's top court has ruled that the practice of instant divorce in Islam "un-Islamic” and “unconstitutional.”
The Russian military said it will conduct joint military maneuvers with countries in Central Asia in response to regional threats arising from the war in Afghanistan.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has urged India's people to help him build a prosperous and united country, promising to wipe out corruption and institute good governance.
Iran has executed a 21-year-old man who was arrested at age 15, Amnesty International and an Iranian news agency reported.
Indian officials say at least five suspected militants were shot dead by security forces while allegedly attempting to cross a de facto border and enter Indian-administered Kashmir.
A Pakistani charity that the United States accuses of being behind the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks has announced that it is forming a new political party.
A prominent Kazakh rights activist who heads a group that advocates for the rights and safety of journalists says he has fled the country because he fears for his life.
In his inauguration ceremony on August 3, President Hassan Rouhani reiterated his commitment to engaging in “constructive and effective interaction” with the rest of the world.
Kyrgyzstan's president said his country has been threatened by other unspecified nations for its decision to host a U.S. air base for nearly 13 years.
The Pakistani military says four soldiers were killed when their vehicle was struck by shelling that they blame on Indian forces in the disputed region of Kashmir.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyaev has signed an executive order on the possible introduction of new passports for citizens traveling abroad.