Iran has used a conference on stopping terrorism to accuse the West of being the main sponsor of political violence against civilians.
A gas explosion at a wedding reception in southern Russia has injured at least 46 people.
Pakistani security officials say militants have attacked a police station in northwest Pakistan, killing at least four police officers.
A Pakistani government official says at least 15 Islamist militants have been killed and several more have been injured in a shootout between two rival Taliban groups in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border.
At least 25 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suicide car bombing on June 25 that targeted a hospital in Afghanistan's Logar province.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenia's Serzh Sarkisian have failed to agree on a set of "basic principles" that could have launched them on a path toward resolving the long-running conflict surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh.
Rights activists in Syria say security forces have shot dead at least 15 people, as tens of thousands of protesters took part in a fresh wave of demonstrations against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The U.S. Embassy in Beirut has denied the Hizballah leader's claims, saying there appear to be "internal problems within Hizballah."
Protesting Kazakh oil workers have called upon President Nursultan Nazarbaev to intervene in their conflict with the oil company's management.
Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian says Armenia has attracted 61 billion drams ($163 million) in investments as a result of its decision to offer tax breaks to companies importing industrial equipment.
The Pakistani army has rejected a report that a cell phone found in the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in his Pakistani hideout contained contacts to a militant group with ties to Pakistan's intelligence agency.
The Belarusian government's crackdown on dissenters in the aftermath of December's disputed presidential election will feature in next week's Community of Democracies meeting in the Lithuanian capital.