Ukraine has rejected any truce with pro-Russian separatists until the insurgents disarm, amid calls from the West for Russia to intervene.
A Kazakh man charged with obstructing the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombing and joining a conspiracy with bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has gone on trial.
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Kristian Vigenin told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on July 7 that the South Stream pipeline "is very important for Bulgaria and Southeastern Europe."
The prosecutor in Tajikistan's northern province of Sughd says all Tajik citizens fighting in the ranks of rebel forces in Syria will be amnestied if they return to Tajikistan.
Washington has called for a review of all allegations of irregularities in Afghanistan's second-round presidential vote, which show Ashraf Ghani winning with 56.44 percent.
Iraqi State Television says that the country's parliament has postponed its next session until August 12.
A senior Iraqi general has been killed by shelling west of Baghdad.
KGB files smuggled out of Russia to Britain in 1992 by senior KGB official Vasily Mitrokhin have been opened to the public for the first time.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has named Almaty, Beijing, and Oslo as the finalists to host the 2022 Winter Olympics.
A court in Kazan, the capital of Russia's Republic of Tatarstan, has sentenced five defendants in a high-profile case involving the sinking of an overcrowded tourist boat in 2011.
The prosecutor asked the Moscow City Court on July 7 to sentence two Russian opposition activists -- Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev -- to eight years in jail each.
A court in Moscow has extended the pretrial arrest of Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov, who was detained in Crimea and accused of plotting terrorist attacks.