The White House announced its intent to nominate Robert Cekuta as the next U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan on July 8, replacing the outgoing ambassador, Richard Morningstar.
Iraq's envoy to the United Nations says the government in Baghdad has lost control of a former chemical weapons facility to "armed terrorist groups" and is unable to fulfill its international obligations to destroy toxins kept there.
In Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan, three people were killed on July 8 when a minibus plunged from a road into a 25-meter deep gorge.
Pakistan’s army says it launched air strikes on July 8 that killed 13 suspected militants in the tribal region of North Waziristan near the Afghan border.
Two more suspected militants have been killed in an ongoing special counterterrorism operation in Russia's North Caucasus Republic of Daghestan.
The pretrial detention has been prolonged for the head of Kyrgyzstan's state-owned gold producer, who is accused of financial fraud.
Russia's state-controlled Gazprom energy company says that its subsidiary, Tsentrgaz, has won a tender to build the Serbian stretch of the South Stream pipeline.
Iraq's new parliament has agreed to meet next week to work on forming a new government, reversing a decision to adjourn until August.
The family of a Turkmen conscript who died while in service are alleging that he was murdered in a hazing incident.
Kyrgyzstan has launched an investigation into the illegal issuance of a Kyrgyz national passport to a reputed Georgian crime kingpin.
President Barack Obama has told leading Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani that the U.S. expects allegations of election fraud in Afghanistan to be thoroughly investigated.
Moscow has said the arrest by the United States of a Russian man on computer-hacking charges amounts to the "kidnapping of a Russian citizen."