Azerbaijan has protested plans by the leader of the breakaway ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh to visit London next week.
The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has published photographs of militants destroying what it says are artefacts looted from the ancient ruins of Palmyra in central Syria.
A new report warns that a lack of progress fighting corruption in five Eastern European countries hampers democratic progress and undermines the prospect of greater economic and political cooperation with the European Union.
Afghan soldiers have raided a hospital run by medical aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in the northern province of Kunduz.
Russia has granted ally Armenia a $200 million loan to buy weapons and help modernize its armed forces.
Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said Iran and world powers are close to a nuclear agreement.
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency says a draft Dutch report into the causes of last year's crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine "raises more questions than it gives answers."
Russia has expressed "deep concern" over proposed changes to Ukraine's constitution, saying Kyiv "absolutely" ignored the demands put forward by separatist rebels.
The Kremlin has denounced as "completely unacceptable" the actions of Ukrainian authorities toward a reporter with Russia’s Channel One television.
Serbian President Tomislav Nikolic will not attend a ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre that takes place in Bosnia on July 11, the president's office said.
The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to consider two central parts of a case filed against Russia for its handling of the bloody school hostage taking in Beslan over 10 years ago that claimed 334 lives.
Russia has slammed a new U.S. military strategy as "confrontational," saying it would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine