Russia’s state media watchdog has blocked the website of a consumer rights group that has cautioned Russians against traveling to Crimea.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohamed Javad Zarif has said international talks on Tehran's nuclear program could be completed by a June 30 deadline or slightly later, provided there was political will.
President Nursultan Nazarbaev has hailed the "new horizons" opening up to Kazakhstan after the country completed 20 years of talks on joining the World Trade Organization.
Several thousand people have been protesting in the Armenian capital against rising electricity prices.
Reports from Pakistan say more than 220 people have died during a heatwave in the southern province of Sindh.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has told French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Ukrainian forces must “immediately” stop shelling in Eastern Ukraine.
Preliminary results in Albania's local elections show the country's leftist majority is ahead in most municipalities, including the capital, Tirana.
Al-Jazeera says German authorities have decided to release journalist Ahmed Mansour without charges.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on June 22 that the alliance will approve plans this week to more than double the size of its rapid-response force.
The Ukrainian military says two of its servicemen have been killed and three wounded in fresh separatist attacks in the east.
Russia has slashed more than $500 million from its official budget for the 2018 World Cup after spending cuts on hotels and infrastructure.
EU foreign ministers have approved the extension of economic sanctions on Russia over its involvement in Ukraine by six months, until the end of January 2016.