Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 9:51 PM
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Story | Dec 19, 2014 | 7:10 PMIslamic State: An offshoot of al-Qaida — first known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and finally, the Islamic State — strung together military victories against Syrian government forces, Syrian rebel groups and Iraqi government forces to seize a swath of territory across Syria and Iraq and declared they had established a caliphate. In August, President Barack Obama ordered a U.S.-led air campaign to target Islamic State positions in Iraq — later expanded to Syria — and deployed American military advisers to train Iraqi troops.
Story | Dec 20, 2014 | 5:41 AM
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region were a "collective punishment" on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and...
Story | Dec 20, 2014 | 8:01 AM
Russia will not be intimidated over its actions in Ukraine and Crimea, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday as his foreign ministry warned that it was preparing to retaliate against fresh Western sanctions. Both the European Union and United...
Story | Dec 20, 2014 | 10:01 AM
Ukraine plans to spend five percent of its budget or 86 billion hryvnia ($5.5 billion) on the army and on law enforcement in 2015 and to reintroduce compulsory military service, a top security official said on Saturday. Pro-Russian separatism erupted...