Russia’s agricultural watchdog, Rosselkhoznadzor, says a ban that it announced on July 18 against imports of fruit from Moldova has gone into effect immediately.
President Jalal Talabani has returned to Iraq after more than 18 months in Germany where he was receiving medical treatment for a stroke he suffered in December 2012.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is heading for the Middle East on July 19 to help mediate the conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.
An international monitoring group says militants from the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIL, killed as many as 270 soldiers, guards, and staff when they captured a Syrian natural gas field on July 17.
Armed separatists in eastern Ukraine have for a second day stopped international monitors from reaching the wreckage of a Malaysian airliner that was shot down on July 17.
Iraqi officials say a series of car bombs in three mainly Shi’ite districts of Baghdad have killed at least 15 people, just hours after a suicide bombing in another part of the capital killed at least seven.
In Germany, at least nine people were killed on July 19 when several buses crashed into each other on a highway near the city of Dresden.
Authorities say a U.S. drone strike targeted a Pakistani Taliban compound on July 19, killing 11 militants in a restive northwestern tribal region near the border with Afghanistan.
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.