Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters pushed out Islamic State (IS) militants from Hasakeh on July 28, more than a month after the militants attacked the northeastern city in Syria, a monitoring group said.
The lawyers of jailed Ukrainian pilot and parliament member Nadia Savchenko said on July 28 that they have proof she was already captive when the two Russian journalists she is accused of killing died in shelling.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has warned members of Congress that walking away from the nuclear deal reached with Iran would mean giving Tehran a “green light” to return to its enrichment efforts.
The Supreme Court of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan has upheld the sentence of a local civil rights activist.
NATO gave Turkey its full backing in fighting militants in Syria and Iraq at an emergency meeting on July 28 in Brussels.
A district court in Russia has fined a journalist who founded an online support group for LGBT teenagers after finding her guilty of violating the country's so-called gay-propaganda law.
Iran and the European Union have agreed to begin high-level talks, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on July 28 after meeting European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Tehran.
Authorities in Bishkek have opened an outdoor gym at a city park to encourage healthy lifestyle.
Russian prosecutors have formally determined the activities of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) to be “undesirable.”
Russian investigators have summoned Crimean Tatar leaders ahead of a major world congress scheduled for Ankara this weekend in a move that has sparked concern that the authorities are trying to pressure the group.
The United States says Russia "continues to fuel the conflict" in Ukraine despite a cease-fire agreement signed in February in Minsk.
A 75-year-old employee of a research branch of Russia's Space Agency (Roskosmos) has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of passing classified data to a foreign state.