The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany, and France have agreed on a package of steps for a resumption of the cease-fire in eastern Ukraine.
A report by a prominent London-based think tank says Iran has supplied Iraq with warplanes to bolster its forces as it fights an offensive by Islamic militants.
Lawyers for detained Tajik researcher Aleksandr Sodikov say they have been granted permission to meet with their client for the first time since his arrest.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has placed a member of the Russian Duma on its sanctions list of individuals involved in organized international crime.
Nuclear talks between Iran and world powers have entered a decisive phase, with a marathon final round of tough negotiations beginning ahead of a deadline later this month.
Students and civil servants in China's far western region of Xinjiang have been ordered not to take part in fasting during the Islamic month of Ramadan.
Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission (IEC) says an announcement of the initial results of the presidential runoff election have been delayed until July 7.
Kazakhstan is working on the extradition of two of its diplomats from Germany, where they are serving prison terms for smuggling.
Kazakh Financial Police have detained the chief of the state agency on the regulation of monopolies on bribery charges.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has called a Sunni extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state on territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria a threat to the entire region.
Moldova's parliament has ratified the country's Association Agreement with the European Union.