A leading Democrat in the U.S. Senate has called for giving the Ukrainian military "defensive" lethal aid, a move that President Barack Obama has thus far refused.
The European Union has released the list of the individuals and entities targeted in the EU's latest round of sanctions against Russia for Moscow's actions in destabilizing Ukraine.
A Russian court has handed down sentences to four members of a banned Islamic group.
Russia says unprecedented Western sanctions imposed on its financial, arms, and energy sectors over the Ukraine crisis would hurt the United States and the European Union.
Five U.S. citizens have been allowed to adopt Kyrgyz orphans.
The leader of the Party of Tajikistan's Islamic Renaissance (HNIT)'s local branch in Gorno-Badakhshan province, Saodatsho Adolatov, has been sentenced to five years in jail.
Visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Tajikistan is welcome to join the Eurasian Economic Union of Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan that comes into being in January.
Prominent Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus has been charged with several crimes, among them treason, tax evasion, and illegal entrepreneurship.
Russia's food safety watchdog says it has imposed "restrictions" on imports of fruit and vegetables from Poland beginning August 1.
A U.S. judge has said she lacked jurisdiction to order the seizure of a tanker carrying some 1 million barrels of Kurdish crude oil about 100 kilometers off the Texas shore.
A public-opinion poll in Russia has found that the majority of residents in Russia's big cities believe that the Malaysian passenger plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine killing 298 people on July 17 had been shot down by the Ukrainian army.
Pakistani officials say the country's military forces have thwarted an attack on a checkpoint near the Afghan border, killing at least six militants and injuring nine others.