Ukraine# Vostok Battalion commander admits separatist fighters had a BUK
# Pomeranstev on seeing MH17 unfold from Moscow
# Belarusian volunteers join Ukraine conflict on both sides
# "Iraq Isn't Our Fight? Think Again" - Emily Manna, Georgetown Public Policy Review
# Islamic State smuggling oil
# al-Maliki rejects attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down
# "Iran Collides With International Community in Mideast Conflicts" - Tom Ridge and Patrick Kennedy, "Roll Call"
# Christian reportedly sentenced by Iranian judge to have his lip burnt with a cigarette for eating during Ramadan
# Iran's reformist papers accused of lackluster Gaza coverage
# Death sentence given in AP photographer's killing
# "A US-Backed Militia Runs Amok in Afghanistan" - Matthieu Akins, Al Jazeera
# Afghan election result hinges on squabble-prone audit
# Pakistan and India to meet for first time since Modi victory
# In Kyrgyzstan, "after the revolution came the cranes"
# Scholar accused of spying in Tajikistan released on bail
# Labor migration creates orphan conundrum in Tajikistan