Four suspected militants have been killed in Kabardino-Balkaria, in Russia's restive North Caucasus region.
Islamist militants have seized key buildings in Mosul, effectively taking control of one of Iraq's largest cities.
Pakistani rescue workers have recovered the charred remains of seven people trapped inside a cold-storage facility at Karachi airport.
Five soldiers from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force have been killed in southern Afghanistan, in what appears to have been a friendly fire incident.
Two gunmen opened fire at a security training facility at the Karachi airport, one day after Pakistan's busiest airport was stormed by Taliban militants.
President Hassan Rohani says Iran will do all it can to secure a deal with world powers on its disputed nuclear program.
No deal has been reached between Ukraine and Russia to settle Kyiv's outstanding energy bills and agree on a price for future gas deliveries.
Ukraine's Foreign Ministry says that Moscow and Kyiv have reached a "mutual understanding" on key parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine.
Sporadic clashes are reportedly continuing at a university campus in the Iraqi city of Ramadi stormed by Al-Qaeda-linked militants two days ago.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for a "new course" on U.S.-Russian relations with a tougher line against President Vladimir Putin.
Kosovo's Prime Minister Hashim Thaci has begun searching for coalition partners after his Democratic Party of Kosovo (PDK) won the most votes in June 8 parliamentary elections.
Pakistan has rejected Afghan claims it is linked to the assassination attempt on presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah last week.