All 15 people who were on board a helicopter that crash-landed in Russia's Far East on June 30 have survived.
A mufti in Russia's volatile North Caucasus Republic of Ingushetia says unknown assailants blew up his car while he was on a visit to Moscow.
A well-known Uzbek human rights defender, Vasila Inoyatova, has been refused permission to enter Kyrgyzstan.
A U.S. congressional delegation, led by Senator Ben Cardin (Democrat-Maryland), has visited the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
"The New York Times" is reporting that a top manager in Iraq of the private security firm Blackwater had threatened to kill a U.S. State Department investigator for probing the company's performance.
North Korea confirmed on June 30 its second missile test in recent days.
A cease-fire in eastern Ukraine is set to expire on June 30 amid growing public opposition in Kyiv to an extention of the truce.
Much of the world's estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will start observing the holy month of Ramadan on June 29.
Iraqi forces have been pressing with a counteroffensive to retake the northern city of Tikrit as Sunni-led jihadists who captured large swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria declared a "caliphate."
The Libyan militant charged in the Benghazi attacks has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy.
New York City lawmakers have approved naming a street after Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov, who settled in the city after emigrating in 1979 from the Soviet Union, where authorities stymied his efforts to publish his work.
An Uzbek court has fined independent journalist Said Abdurakhimov for "spreading panic" and working without accreditation.