Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has enlisted a U.S. public-relations firm ahead of the June 14 runoff to highlight his "commitment to democracy, peace, stability, and free and fair elections," according to public records.
U.S. senators leaving a classified briefing on the deteriorating situation in Iraq held off on prescribing a specific action to stem the violence in Iraq, and said all options should be considered.
The European Union has extended its rule of law and justice mission in Kosovo by two years, until June 2016.
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has said he does not see a role for the alliance in Iraq after Islamist militants seized swathes of territory in the country and took 80 Turkish citizens hostage.
The EU has nominated Herbert Salber, a German diplomat, as the EU’s special envoy to Southern Caucasus, with special responsibility for monitoring the implementation of the deal that ended Russia's 2008 invasion of Georgia.
Prosecutors in Kyrgyzstan have asked a court in Bishkek to sentence a former mayor of the city, Isa Omurkulov, to eight years in jail for abuse of office.
Nine miners are missing after an underground gas explosion at a coal mine in eastern Ukraine.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognized Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov for his contributions to the fight against smoking.
A supporter of Armenia's nationalist Tsegakron party wounded several police officers in an incident in front of a court building in Yerevan.
Three suspected militants have been killed in Kabardino-Balkaria in Russia's restive North Caucasus region.
Internet users in Tajikistan report that they cannot access Google services, including the Gmail electronic mail system, as of June 12.
The deputy mayor of Moscow says he has filed a libel lawsuit against outspoken anticorruption blogger and Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny.