European Union heads of states will select a new EU foreign-policy chief on July 16, with Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and the current Bulgarian commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, vying for the post.
European Union leaders meeting on July 16 could approve new sanctions against Russia and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the next president of the European Commission that Russia's ties with the European Union are undergiong "serious tests" but can be improved.
Pakistani security forces claim they have arrested a key commander of the Tehrik-e-Taliban militant (TTP) group.
Police say Georgia's former ambassador to Russia, Erosi Kitsmarishvili, was found dead at his home in Tbilisi on July 15.
Remembering slain Chechen rights activist and journalist Natalya Estemirova in pictures.
A court in Pakistan has sentenced to death a man convicted under the country's controversial antiblasphemy laws.
Military exercises involving members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are taking place in Russia.
Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers continue on July 16 in Vienna amid suggestions about a possible extension of negotations beyond a July 20 deadline.
The abuse-of-office trial of former Kyrgyz parliament speaker Akmatbek Keldibekov has been postponed again.
Turkmenistan has said it plans to "widen" diplomatic ties with Kyrgyzstan.
Police in Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, have detained several protesting homeowners who had threatened to stage a hunger strike.