The life of a German-Iranian detained in Iran is in danger and she is in such pain she can barely move, a fellow prisoner who is a prominent rights activist said on June 4.
The EU agriculture commissioner says it is necessary to extend Ukraine grain-import restrictions until at least the end of October, despite fierce opposition from Kyiv.
Japan announced fresh sanctions against Russia on May 26 over its invasion of Ukraine, targeting its military as well as the construction and engineering sectors.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says he plans to speak to Russian President Vladimir Putin "in due course," holding out the prospect of resuming contact after a near-total breakdown in relations since the Ukraine war.
Moscow said on May 25 that it was expelling five Swedish diplomats and closing Russia's general consulate in Gothenburg and Sweden's diplomatic mission in St. Petersburg.
Hypermodern construction technology is being used to build a school in Lviv that organizers hope will serve as a blueprint for the massive reconstruction work that lies ahead for Ukraine.
Armenia on May 24 called on the UN's top judicial body, the International Court of Justice, to order its archrival Azerbaijan to withdraw a blockade from a key road connecting Yerevan to the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
Six people have been killed and dozens of homes washed away in flooding in central Afghanistan, local authorities said.
The Czech state-run Mero energy firm said on May 23 it has signed a deal to end the country's dependence on Russian oil, more than a year into Moscow's invasion of Ukraine.
A Moldovan climber died on Everest on May 17, Nepali officials said, taking the toll in the current climbing season on the world's highest mountain to five.
Russia said on May 16 it was still undecided on the extension of a landmark grain export deal with Ukraine, brokered by the UN and Turkey and due to expire on May 18.
Unexploded bombs, shells, and mines not only threaten human life in Ukraine but also risk rendering swaths of fertile farmland unusable for years, the Red Cross said
Armenia and Azerbaijan's leaders met on May 14 for talks in Brussels amid heightened tensions on the tense border between the two countries over control of a contested enclave.
Iranian authorities have arrested eight people for "leading" a workers' strike at a key gas site in the south of the country, local media reported.
Iran has summoned Iraq's ambassador to protest the presence of Iranian opposition groups at an official ceremony in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.
The family of a Frenchman released after he had been jailed by Iran said on May 13 he was "relieved" to be back in France.
Arman Adamian of Russia won a world judo title on May 12 at the first major international team competition to welcome back Russian and Belarusian athletes since last year's invasion of Ukraine.
Turkey says talks to extend a deal allowing grain exports from Ukraine via the Black Sea following the Russian invasion are nearing an agreement before it expires on May 18.
China will send a special envoy to Ukraine, Russia, and other European nations from May 15.
German prosecutors on May 11 charged a German-Iranian dual national for an attempted arson attack near a synagogue on the orders of the government in Tehran. Babak J.