Whatever effect Russia's airstrikes are having on the ground in Syria, their impact at home is clear: They prove to Russians that their country is showing up the United States and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.
MINSK, Belarus - About 1,000 opposition activists have protested Russia's plans to establish a military air base in Belarus, saying it would turn the former Soviet republic into a Kremlin "vassal."
On the night of Dec. 5, 1989, Vladimir Putin, then a lieutenant colonel in the K.G.B., watched with alarm as thousands of East Germans in Dresden swarmed the riverside compound of the dreaded secret police, the Stasi.
The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine has reported that its unmanned aerial vehicle spotted groups of main battle tanks (MBTs) in several militant-held villages near the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mariupol in Donetsk Oblast.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that "military efforts" were needed in Syria but they would not be enough to end four years of bloodshed in the war-scarred country.
ANKARA - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan criticised Russia's air strikes in Syria as a "grave mistake" that is unacceptable to Ankara, Hurriyet newspaper reported on Oct. 4.
At least 10,000 people have protested against Moldova's government in the capital, Chisinau. Protesters gathered in the main Chisinau square on Oct. 4 for the fourth consecutive Sunday.
ANTIBES, France - Flash flooding around the French Riviera has killed at least 16 people, some drowned in a retirement home and others trapped in cars and campsites. Torrents of muddy water inundated buildings, roads and railway tracks, disrupting movement along the Mediterranean coast on Oct. 4.
BISHKEK - Voters in Kyrgyzstan were widely expected to hand pro-Russian parties a fresh five-year mandate in a Sunday election overshadowed by ethnic tensions and the threat of Islamist violence in the impoverished ex-Soviet nation.
A little over a year after Russia banned imports of high-quality European dairy products, the country's agricultural watchdog has said that almost 80 percent of the cheese in Russia's shops is fake.
Russia said on Sept. 4 its forces continued "intensifying" airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, and that the bombings have disrupted the group's infrastructure and logistical support.
The Oct. 3 main event on HBO presented a back and forth battle between two top ten junior welterweights for the vacant WBC strap. Long-time Argentine favorite Lucas Martin Matthysse was not a clear favorite over the lesser known Ukrainian Viktor Postol, but many felt it was the huge hitter’s time to be crowned as a full-titlist. It was not to be.
French President Francois Hollande says local elections slated to be held in rebel-held areas of eastern Ukraine this month will likely be postponed until 2016 amid Kyiv’s standoff with Russian-backed separatists.
In the early morning hours on Nov. 6, 2010, almost five years ago, a group of men attacked and nearly killed Oleg Kashin, one of Russia's most prominent journalists. On Oct. 3, Kashin published an open letter addressed to President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, where he discusses his case and the significance its abandonment has for Russia as a nation.
When Vladimir Putin spoke before the UN General Assembly last week, he proclaimed the need for an international coalition to destroy ISIS. But when Putin then went to war in Syria, his fighter jets began by rocketing everyone opposed to the regime of Bashar al-Assad except ISIS.
DAMASCUS - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned the success of Russia's military intervention in his war-torn country was vital for the entire Middle East, as Moscow ramped up its bombing campaign Sunday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday his government's coalition with Russia, Iran and Iraq must succeed in Syria's civil war for the sake of the region's future stability, according to an interview with Iranian state television.
Yarema Kovaliv, a former businessman, became the head of the state fish agency in April and has ambitious plans to change the institution that manages fish population, prevents poaching and issue quotas and permits for industrial fishing and lake leases.
“Events in Syria mirror the situation in Ukraine, but in this case Russia made a step further. … It is pretty clear that Russia aims to show its superiority to the whole world. Probably, it also aims to show Ukraine what will happen if it doesn’t recede on the conflict in Donbas.”