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Austria, Germany open borders to migrants offloaded by Hungary

HEGYESHALOM, Hungary/VIENNA - Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a right-wing government that had tried to stop them but was overwhelmed by the sheer numbers reaching Europe’s frontiers. | Video

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At least four die as violence flares in eastern Turkey

ANKARA - Clashes between Kurdish militants and security forces in eastern Turkey killed at least four people on Saturday in the latest flare up of violence since the collapse in July of a two-year-old ceasefire.

Turkey 12:06pm EDT

Tajik police 'closing in' on renegade general after clashes

MOSCOW/ALMATY - Police in Tajikistan said on Saturday they were closing in on a sacked deputy defense minister accused of ordering gun attacks around the capital Dushanbe, amid rising tension between the pro-Moscow secular government and Islamist opposition groups.

11:06am EDT

Indian government approves pricey plan to equalize veterans' pensions

NEW DELHI - The Indian government approved a long-awaited program to equalize pension payments for retired military personnel despite it being a "huge fiscal burden," defense minister Manohar Parrikar said on Saturday.

8:42am EDT

Pakistan says agrees with Afghanistan to stop blame game over attacks

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to end a blame game over a spate of attacks and work to restore trust, Pakistan’s foreign policy chief said.

Afghanistan 11:15am EDT

China backs Putin's idea of developing Russia's Far East

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia - Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang said on Saturday that Russia's push to revamp its run-down Far East region coincided with Beijing's strategy, backing President Vladimir Putin's drive for new sources of growth.

Russia 5:43am EDT

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