In a first, the games will range across Russian as well as Chinese territory near Khabarovsk in the far east.
Beijing urged Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to retract his statement that China is committing "genocide" against its Muslim minority.
The EU and Turkey signed a $11 billion gas pipeline deal that should give Europe more supply options.
Beijing's severe treatment of Uighurs – and Tibetans, too – may be an attempt to prevent a breakup similar to that of the Soviet Union.
Less than a year after fleeing in the face of an Islamist insurgency, Ethiopian forces have come back to help prevent a moderate government from collapsing at the hands of militant Islamists.
Diplomatic presence on the scale of Iraq prompts concerns in Pakistan about American meddling
Many Tatars have returned to the Crimean Peninsula, but they continue fight for the return of their land and rights.
To bolster tenuous progress, the Army must push on to drive the Taliban out of Swat Valley, according to some analysts.
The tenuous peace deal with the militants comes under increasing strain as Taliban take areas closer to Pakistan’s capital.