Russia's airstrikes in Syria are playing well at home

2015-10-04 21:59

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 US and reclaiming its rightful place as a global power.

Cameron: Russian military action in Syria a terrible mistake

2015-10-04 16:30

British Prime Minister David Cameron says that Vladimir Putin's decision to take military action in Syria to support Syrian President Basha Assad is a “terrible mistake”.

Russia says 600 militants flee Syria

2015-10-03 18:58

Russian air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Syria have sown "panic", forcing some 600 "militants" to abandon their positions.

US, Russia hold military talks on Syria strikes

2015-10-01 22:54

US and Russian defence officials have held talks aimed at preventing "misunderstandings" between their forces over Syria.

Iran enters Syria war, Russia bombs CIA group

2015-10-01 18:39

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive in support of President Bashar Assad's government.

Kerry: Grave concerns if Russian strikes don't target ISIS

2015-09-30 21:15

Secretary of State John Kerry says the US will have "grave concerns" if Russian military strikes in Syria are not targeting ISIS.

Ukraine, rebels agree to tank withdrawal

2015-09-30 07:27

Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists have agreed to extend a pull-back of weapons in east Ukraine to include tanks and smaller weapons systems.

Obama admits mistakes in Libya, says West should have done more

2015-09-29 12:25

President Barack Obama says the international community should have done more to avoid a leadership vacuum in Libya, which has been in disarray since the fall of Muammar Gaddafi four years ago.

Obama, Putin trade barbs over support for Assad regime

2015-09-28 21:45

US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have taken aim at each other's involvement in Syria at the United Nations General Assembly.

Putin, Obama speeches to take centre stage at UN

2015-09-28 16:12

Addresses by Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Barack Obama were set to take centre stage at the United Nations.


British PM urges Putin to change course in Syria

2015-10-04 21:06

British Prime Minister David Cameron has urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "change direction" in Syria and recognise that its President Bashar al-Assad must be replaced.

Russia bombs 10 ISIS targets in new Syria strikes – official

2015-10-04 14:05

Russia’s military says it has bombed 10 Islamic targets in Syria over the past 24 hours in a further escalation of its campaign against the jihadist group.

Russia targets ISIS in new airstrikes

2015-10-02 19:22

Russian aircraft have launched new airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist militia in Syria.

Russia has sent 50 military aircraft to Syria

2015-10-01 18:39

Russia has sent more than 50 military aircraft as well as marines, paratroopers and special forces into Syria.

Russia strikes rebels in Syria

2015-10-01 17:44

Russian aircraft have mounted airstrikes against rebels in Syria for the second straight day.

Russia launches strikes in Syria - report

2015-09-30 15:19

Russian warplanes have carried out strikes against rebels in Syria, unnamed US government officials say.

Ukrainian pilot says she was smuggled into Russia

2015-09-29 18:59

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, on trial for the murder of two Russian journalists, says she was captured by pro-Kremlin separatists and then smuggled into Russia.

Obama, Putin agree militaries to hold talks to avert conflicts in Syria

2015-09-29 08:28

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to direct their militaries to hold talks to avoid conflict over potential operations in Syria, a US official says.

Mistake not to co-operate with Assad against ISIS - Putin

2015-09-28 18:53

Russian President Vladimir Putin says it is a mistake not to co-operate with the Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad to defeat ISIS.

Russian ambassador says he regrets words that offended Poles

2015-09-28 14:23

Russia's ambassador to Poland has partly backtracked from an accusation that Poland bears some blame for starting World War II because of its policies in the 1930s, words that outraged Poles.

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