Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has vowed financial help to Armenians to deal with a planned electricity price hike that has sparked protests mainly in the capital.
Armenia says one of its soldiers has been killed in clashes with troops from neighboring Azerbaijan.
At least 10 people were killed in bombings in Baghdad on June 27.
Iran will reach a nuclear deal with world powers if the other side does not make "excessive demands," Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in Vienna on June 27 for the final stage of talks.
Afghan troops have retaken control of Waygal district in the mountainous Nuristan Province on the border with Pakistan, a day after the district fell to the Taliban, according to officials.
Activists from the protest movement that has rallied thousands in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, against electricity price hikes say “suspicious people” have begun to harass members of the group and peaceful demonstrators.
An Azerbaijani runner was suspended on June 27 for doping after winning the 3,000-meter steeplechase run one week ago in the European Games, which are being held in Azerbaijan.
Kurdish forces drove Islamic State militants out of Kobani two days after they reentered the city on June 25, according to a monitoring group and activists.
The Tunisian government announced on June 27 that it will close down 80 mosques, which are not controlled by the state, a day after a gunman killed 39 people at a tourist resort hotel in the city of Sousse.
The U.S. State Department's no. 2 diplomat has compared China's moves to claim new territory through island-building in the South China Sea to Russia's moves in eastern Ukraine.
The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers will meet June 27 to try to settle major differences over an agreement providing Iran with sanctions relief in exchange for curbs on its nuclear activities.
A gunman killed dozens of people at a Tunisian beach resort, a suicide bomber blasted away dozens more at a mosque in Kuwait, and Islamic militants massacred hundreds of civilians in separate battles in Syria and Somalia June 26.