The Syrian Army has declared a 48-hour cease-fire in its operations against antigovernment rebels around the southern city of Daraa.
One Afghan solider has been killed and several U.S. service personnel wounded in an unclear incident at the Camp Shaheen base in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-e Sharif.
An Iraqi commander says troops are pushing into the last Islamic State stronghold in Mosul, the country's second-largest city.
The owner of a now-defunct mining company in Afghanistan has been indicted on charges of defrauding the U.S. government and defaulting on a loan of nearly $16 million.
Azerbaijani forces on June 16 killed three Armenia-backed separatist soldiers on the front lines of the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region, the separatists' self-described defense ministry said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that the "excessive demonization" of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin "is one means of attacking the Soviet Union and Russia."