U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said that civilian casualties in Afghanistan are "losses we mourn and profoundly regret," but that it would be "premature" to change the war strategy in the country.
Outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Marie Yovanovitch says Washington welcomes the upcoming dialogue between Armenia's government and the largest opposition force and hopes it will lead to free and fair elections.
Pakistani officials say they are trying to confirm if a U.S. missile strike has killed a top Al-Qaeda leader in Pakistan.
NATO says four members of its International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan.
Charges filed against Azerbaijani Facebook activist and blogger Elnur Majidli for advocating the overthrow of the government have been suspended.
NATO has announced in a statement that "attack helicopters under NATO command were used for the first time" in military operations over Libya on June 4.
The bodies of seven people killed in ethnic clashes between local Uzbeks and Kyrgyz in Kyrgyzstan's southern Osh and Jalal-Abad regions last summer have been identified.
The criminal case against Kazakh doctors accused of falsely diagnosing ex-Health Minister Zhaqsylyq Dosqaliev as having suffered a stroke has been suspended.
The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has denied it has recognized the independence of the Georgian breakaway region of Abkhazia, contradicting a statement made by an Abkhaz official earlier this week.
A jailed Iranian journalist was briefly hospitalized after being severely beaten by a prison guard on June 2.
A Kyrgyz national added to a U.S. list of global drug kingpins is a reputed crime boss who is believed to have fled the Central Asian country.
Another Kyrgyz politician faulted over last year's deadly ethnic clashes in the south of the country has apologized for being unable to prevent the violence.