President Petro Poroshenko has said he will not renew a cease-fire and that Ukrainian forces will go on the offensive against rebels in eastern Ukraine.
Fresh clashes have been reported around Tikrit as Iraqi government forces pressed ahead with an offensive to retake the northern city from Sunni insurgents.
The head of Afghanistan's Independent Elections Commission says the body is reassessing the vote count from some 2,000 polling stations amid candidate charges of fraud.
The European Union is asking the World Trade Organization (WTO) to rule on a ban imposed by Moscow on EU imports of pork into Russia.
Afghan officials say the army has regained control of Sangin district of southern Helmand Province, which was attacked in a major Taliban offensive last week
Afghan officials say the army has regained full control of the last of four districts of southern Helmand Province that were attacked in a major Taliban offensive last week.
Moscow says the killing of a Russian TV cameraman in eastern Ukraine just before a cease-fire is due to expire shows Kyiv does not want to de-escalate the conflict.
An Iraqi Army spokesman says Sunni-led jihadists who have declared a "caliphate" in territories seized across Iraq and Syria have grown into an international threat.
The chief editor of a celebrity magazine in Kazakhstan has been fined for devoting the April issue to Adolf Hitler.
Pakistan has launched a ground assault against Taliban strongholds in the North Waziristan tribal region near the Afghan border.
The Ukrainian city of Lviv is dropping its candidacy for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games due to the deadly separatist conflict raging in the country's east and the ensuing economic crisis.
An Azerbaijani citizen suspected in the high-profile stabbing death of a Russian man in Moscow has pleaded not guilty.