• Georgian Parliament Votes On Interior Ministry Reform
    The Georgian Dream (KO) coalition had pledged in the run-up to the 2012 parliamentary elections to split up the country’s hugely powerful Interior Ministry, abolishing some departments and separating the security and intelligence bodies.
  • Jailed Ukrainian Pilot Denied Jury Trial
    Russian investigators have rejected a request by jailed Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to be tried by a jury and for the proceedings to be moved to Moscow instead of Voronezh, the city where she is being held.
  • IS Fighters Recapture Syrian Town
    The Islamic State (IS) extremist group has regained control of the northern Syrian town of Ein Issa that was captured by Kurdish fighters two weeks ago, a monitoring group said.
  • Afghans Protests Ruling In Farkhunda Mob Killing
    Dozens of Afghans staged a protest rally on July 6 to condemn an appeal court's ruling that overturned the death sentences for four men convicted in the mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March.
  • IS Boosts Russian-Language Propaganda Efforts
    The militant group Islamic State (IS) has stepped up its Russian-language propaganda efforts, another sign that its Russian-speaking contingent is becoming more powerful.
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