Ukraine's parliament has approved a draft law that would give the government more control over the energy sector.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki says he will seek a third term in office, despite growing domestic and foreign pressure for him to step aside.
Police in Macedonia have clashed with protesters demonstrating against the jailing of six ethnic Albanians for murder and terrorism.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has seized control of a Syrian oilfield located near the border with Iraq according to a monitoring group.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says renewed fighting in eastern Ukraine is putting civilians at increasing risk.
Iraqi officials say aiirstrikes have killed as many as 30 insurgents trying to capture the country's largest oil refinery.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has told EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton he's ready to convene new European-mediated crisis talks with separatist leaders and Russian officials July 5.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for better relations with the United States in a congratulatory message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day on July 4.
Malala Yousafzai, the young Pakistani girl shot by Taliban militants, has called upon the world community to help the tens of thousands displaced in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region due to the fighting in the area.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has spoken with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko.
The United States has voiced its support for a united Iraq after the leader of Iraq's Kurdish region called for an independence referendum.
A senior U.S. official in Vienna says Iran must significantly reduce its uranium-enrichment capacity if it wants to reach a lasting deal over its nuclear program.