Russian President Vladimir Putin has said fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden could remain in Russia but must meet at least one condition.
The United Nations says the number of Iraqis killed in acts of terrorism and violence across the country reached 761 last month.
Georgia's president has set October 31 as the date for the country's next presidential election.
A prominent defender of inmates' rights in Kazakhstan, who is himself imprisoned, has been awarded with the 18th Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize.
An opposition activist in Belarus has been sentenced to 18 months in jail after being convicted of attempting to contact a foreign intelligence service.
A group of alleged members of the banned Islamist Hizb-ut Tahrir group have been arrested in Kyrgyzstan's southern province of Osh.
Nearly 300 Afghan local and national police officers were reported killed in the span of a month.
The commander of Egypt's military has issued an ultimatum to pro- and antigovernment protesters, giving them 48 hours to resolve their differences or face unspecified actions.
Tarkhan Kartoev, 41, who was sentenced for his involvement in 2009 "Nevsky Express" train bombing in Russia's western Tver Oblast, has died in prison.
Fireworks lit up the sky and Zagreb's medieval cannon fired as Croatia became the 28th member of the European Union at midnight on June 30, more than two decades after it declared independence from Yugoslavia. (Reuters video)
British Prime Minister David Cameron has held talks with President Nursultan Nazarbaev and other senior officials during the first visit by a serving British prime minister to Kazakhstan.
The statement from the U.S. national intelligence director's office came after a report that the United States had installed listening devices in European Union offices.