by Rebecca Ratcliffe
30 August 30, 2017

Human rights groups have urged the UN to establish an independent inquiry into abuses during the Yemen conflict, which has spiralled into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

by Barbara Demick
September 25, 2017

'We are closer to a nuclear exchange than we have been at any time in the world's history with the single exception of the Cuban missile crisis' - James Stavridis

by Alicia Powe
April, 18, 2017

A spokesman for the rogue North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, who has been known to execute his political enemies through military ordnance, is threatening “all out war” against the United States.

by Scott Campbell and Tom Batchelo
February 8, 2016

Russia strongly condemned North Korea today over it's latest violation as the USA ramped up pressure on China to act against Pyongyang and impose penalties over the recent missile test.

by Tom Parfitt and David Blair
Jun 16, 2015

Jens Stoltenberg, the Nato secretary general, condemned Mr Putin's announcement of 40 new missiles. "This nuclear sabre-rattling by Russia is unjustified, destabilising and it is dangerous," he said.

BBC News
May 19, 2015

Ukraine's president has told the BBC his country is now in a "real war" with Russia - and that Ukrainians should prepare for a Russian offensive. President Petro Poroshenko told the BBC's Fergal Keane he did not trust his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

March 10, 2015

Russia and the Islamic State pose the “greatest challenge” to national security in decades, the Foreign Secretary has warned. Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) on Tuesday morning, Philip Hammond said no one could “confidently and accurately” predict the causes of further security threats, but security agencies must have the capacity to effectively monitor causes for concern. “The sheer number and range of cases, old and new, amounts to the greatest challenge to our collective security for decades and places unprecedented demands on those charged with keeping us safe,” he said.

by Michael Fallon
February 19, 2015

Defence secretary claims Vladimir Putin could repeat tactics used to destabilise Ukraine in Baltic members of the Nato alliance. Russian president Vladimir Putin could repeat the tactics used to destabilise Ukraine in Baltic members of the Nato alliance, the defence secretary has warned. Michael Fallon said Nato must be ready for Russian aggression in “whatever form it takes” as he acknowledged tensions between the alliance and Moscow were “warming up”.

by Clement Zampa with Max Delany
November 13, 2014

NATO on Wednesday accused Russia of sending tanks, troops and military hardware to east Ukraine, raising fears of renewed all-out fighting and calling into question the Minsk peace deal. Moscow denied the claims as "unfounded" and the deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Alexander Pankin, told an emergency Security Council meeting that the alliance was making "another foray into propaganda."

by Arutz Sheva Staff
November 10, 2014

Iranian media reports that Russia and Iran will sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on Iran's southern Gulf shores. Russia and Iran, which are both targeted by international sanctions, signed a number of trade and investment deals in September to help boost their economies.

by Dmitri Treninfriday
August 22, 2014

Amid the ongoing crisis over Ukraine, the Kremlin has adopted a new nationalstrategy that crystallizes trends that have been gaining ground in Russia over the past two years. This development goes beyond the current crisis in Russian-Western relations and has important consequences for Russia’s neighbors, especially the EU.

by Marcel Michelson
November 10, 2014

A new report shows a serious list of “near accidents” with close military encounters between Russia and the West in 2014. At a time of remembrance of the first World War that started a century ago, there is an increasing risk of new military conflict especially if the Ukraine situation escalates.

by Kelly Gilblom and Caroline Chen
Sep 24, 2014

Massive amounts of supplies and additional health workers are still needed in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea to help control the Ebola outbreak there that may grow to more than 1 million infections under one worst-case scenario, according to aid agencies.

by Stephanie Nebehay
Thursday, 2 Oct 2014

GENEVA, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used child soldiers in what may amount to systematic war crimes that demand prosecution, the United Nations said on Thursday.

by Haaretz
Sep. 29, 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, the people of Israel pray for peace, but our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace are in danger because everywhere we look militant Islam is on the march. It’s not militants. It’s not Islam. It’s militant Islam. And typically its first victims are other Muslims, but it spares no one: Christians, Jews, Yazidis, Kurds. No creed, no faith, no ethnic group is beyond its sights. And it’s rapidly spreading in every part of the world.

by Ben Brumfield, Josh Levs and Gul Tuysuz, CNN
September 22, 2014

They come in their  thousands, descending on the Turkish border with whatever belongings they can carry. These are the Syrian Kurds, the latest ISIS  target.  With their villages under siege by the Islamic extremists,  they flee to escape ethnic cleansing.  Only to be met by barbed wire and the sound of warning shots.

by Jethro Mullen, CNN
September 22, 2014

For a while, it seemed that the threat from ISIS was limited to sparsely populated desert regions in the Middle East. Through brutal tactics and persecution of minorities, the Sunni extremist group brought slaughter and chaos to large areas of Syria and Iraq. But its merciless efforts to establish its version of an Islamic caliphate unsettled the wider region, prompting U.S. airstrikes aimed at stemming its advance.

by Lauren Williams
September 17, 2014

ISTANBUL — Turkey is strategically located along the Iraq and Syria borders, hosts a U.S. air base and has been a main source of Islamic State recruits. Yet NATO's second biggest force is likely to play only a limited role in the U.S.-led coalition assembled against the militants.

by Charles Krauthammer
May 23, 2014

On Wednesday, it finally happened — the pivot to Asia. No, not the United States. It was Russia that turned East. In Shanghai, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping signed a spectacular energy deal — $400 billion of Siberian natural gas to be exported to China over 30 years.

by Bill O'Reilly
August 04, 2014

Mr. Obama made a difficult situation worse in two ways. First, he has broken the cardinal rule of super power deterrence -- you must keep your word. In Syria, he drew a red line he would punish Bashar Assad if he used chemical weapons. The Syrian dictator did and Mr. Obama did nothing. In response to Russia's aggression he threatened fierce sanctions only to unveil underwhelming ones. The cumulative message is weakness."

by Human Rights Watch
May 22, 2014

The Russian and Chinese vetoes on May 22, 2014, of a UN Security Council resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) betray victims of serious crimes there. The resolution has broad international support and was approved by the other 13 Security Council members.

By Telegraph View
01 May 2014

This week’s elections have been conducted to a soundtrack of bombings and killings.It is a striking, and uncomfortable, coincidence.

By Aljazeera
01 May 2014 12:13

Andrii Deshchytsia, foreign minister, says Russia has infiltrated Ukraine's eastern areas and plans further incursions.

By Garry Kasparov
March 16, 2014

He’s not Hitler. But we’ve got to stop him all the same.

April 27, 2014

Two weeks ago, the Prime Minister Tony Abbott on a visit to South Korea, looked out just metres from the border of North Korea. He observed: ''On the South Korean side we have freedom, we have justice, we have democracy. On the North Korean side, we have an outlaw state which is a threat to world peace and a deadly danger to the people of South Korea.''

by BBC News Asia
11 March 2014

Decades of this rigid state-controlled system have led to stagnation and a leadership dependent on the cult of personality.

by Alan Yuhas and Raya Jalabi
7 March 2014

We explain what's up with Russia's naval base in Crimea, a brief history of the peninsula, the Tatars and Peter the Great.

By Bruce Walker
March 8, 2014

The gradual re-conquest of the old Soviet empire by a former officer of the Soviet Gestapo ought to worry us a lot.  If Putin succeeds in making Ukraine a virtual vassal of Moscow, then all the other appendages of that empire – the Baltic States, the Warsaw Pact members, Belorussia,  Transcaucasia, and the sprawling Muslim nations that were once part of the Soviet Union – will have begun, willing or not, to gravitate back to Great Russia.

by BBC - News Europe
22 February 2014

Ukraine is in turmoil after its bloodiest week in decades. Days of deadly clashes between anti-government protesters and police have culminated in parliament voting to oust President Viktor Yanukovych.