Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged Ukraine to stop using unguided rockets which it said have killed at least 16 civilians in several recent attacks.
Two car bombs have exploded in central Baghdad killing at least 12 people.
AFP quoted a source in Russia's military export establishment as saying Russia had already started delivery of Mi-35 helicopter gunships and Su-25 warplanes.
The general director of Kyrgyzstan's National Television and Radio Broadcasting Corporation (KTRK) has resigned.
Iraq's parliament has elected veteran Kurdish politician Fuad Masum as the country's next president, the second step in forming a new government.
A Kazakh court sentenced a local lawyer to three years in jail on July 24 for hitting a judge with a fly swatter.
An attack on a bus carrying convicts from a prison near Baghdad has left at least 60 dead.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned after two major partners in his coalition announced their withdrawal to allow President Petro Poroshenko to start the procedure for new parliamentary elections.
A Russian court has sentenced two Russian opposition activists -- Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev – to 4.5 years in prison.
Two Finnish female workers for a nongovernmental organization have been killed in Afghanistan's western city of Herat.
Members of the Ukrainian Communist Party's parliamentary faction say they will file a court appeal against the parliament speaker's decision to dissolve their faction.
Several women and their children are continuing a demonstration against the confiscation of their property by the Kazakh government.