Ukraine's Defense Minister has told President Petro Poroshenko that government troops had taken control of the southeastern part of the city of Luhansk in the country's east.
International observers on July 19 will attempt to gain access to the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines passenger plane shot down in eastern Ukraine, after being hindered by armed pro-Russian rebels.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has agreed with Iranian President Hassan Rohani on the need for a swift end to the military conflict in Gaza.
A court in Georgia's breakaway region of South Ossetia has sentenced a Georgian citizen to 10 years and two months in jail.
Afghan election officials say an audit of all 8 million ballots in the disputed Afghan presidential runoff election has gotten off to a slow start.
World powers and Iran have agreed to extend talks on Tehran's nuclear program by four months, as the United States said it would unblock some $2.8 billion in frozen Iranian funds.
Activists in Kyrgyzstan's capital, Bishkek, have protested against Israel's ongoing military operation in Gaza strip.
Iraqi President Jalal Talabani’s political party says the Kurdish political leader will return to Iraq on July 19 after more than 18 months of medical treatment in Germany.
Russia has announced a ban on imports of fruit from Moldova due to what the Kremlin says are numerous violations with supplies.
The United Nations says that at least 5,576 Iraqi civilians have been killed as a result of violence in Iraq so far in 2014.
Tajik authorities say they are ruling out the Involvement of a distant relative of President Emomali Rahmon in a deadly, high-profile traffic accident.
Pakistani security officials say militants killed eight members of a government paramilitary force during an early morning raid on a checkpoint at a village in the country's restive northwest.