Putin Asks Russian Parliament for Permission to Sends Troops Into Crimea, as Citizens Negotiate...

Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine's Crimea region to normalize the political situation there,...

Ukraine Accuses Russia of ‘Armed Invasion’ as Forces Takeover Crimean Airports

Ukraine’s interior minister claims Russian forces have now taken control of two airports in Crimea. Eyewitnesses in the regional centre of Simferopol say the group...

Viktor Yanukovych says, ‘I’m still Ukraine’s President, I Will Fight for its Future’

Ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych said Friday at a news conference in Russia that he was not overthrown but was forced to flee under...

Ukraine says Russian Forces Are Controlling the Crimea Airport

Russian troops took control of the two main airports in the strategic peninsula of Crimea, Ukraine's interior minister charged Friday, as the country asked...

World Bank Postpones $90 Million Loan to Uganda Over Anti-Homosexuality Law

The World Bank on Thursday postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda's health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual...

Russia Scrambles Jets to Patrol Borders; Is Reportedly Sheltering Yanukovich

Russia scrambled fighter jets to patrol its border and reportedly gave shelter to Ukraine’s fugitive president as gunmen stormed government buildings in the strategic...

Alarm in Ukraine: Gunmen Take Over Gov’t Headquarters and Parliament in Crimea, Raise Russian...

Armed men seized the regional government headquarters and parliament in Ukraine's Crimea on Thursday and raised the Russian flag, alarming Kiev's new rulers, who...

NATO Plans Full Withdrawal of Troops in Afghanistan by End of 2014

NATO defense ministers agreed here Thursday to begin preparing for a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan at the end of this year, as a senior...

North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles as U.S. Holds Military Exercises with the South

North Korea fired four short-range missiles, the first confirmed launch in more than nine months, disrupting a period of easing tensions with the South. The...

150,000 Russian Troops Placed on High Alert at Ukrainian Coast

A Russian armoured personnel carrier loomed beside a checkpoint controlling access to Sevastopol on Wednesday while other heavily armed vehicles moved into public places...

Kerry Predicts Next Afghan President Will Sign Security Deal as Karzai Remains Firm in...

The next president of Afghanistan will sign a security pact with the United States despite the refusal of outgoing leader Hamid Karzai, Secretary of...

Over 175 Syrian Rebels Killed by Assad’s Troops in Damascus Ambush

Syrian troops on Wednesday killed more than 175 rebels in an ambush in the eastern countryside of the capital Damascus, the country's official TV...

U.S. Warns Russia that Any Military Intervention in Ukraine Will Be a “Grave Mistake”

Russia ordered 150,000 troops to test their combat readiness Wednesday in a show of force that prompted a blunt warning from the United States...

Russian Spy Ship Docks in Havana, Cuba, Without Explanation

A Russian warship was docked in Havana Wednesday, without explanation from Communist Cuba or its state media. The Viktor Leonov CCB-175 boat, measuring 91.5 meters...

U.S. Tells Afghanistan it’s Serious About Withdrawing All Troops by Year’s End

We're not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing for the first time it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of...

Baptist Pastor, Oleksandr Turchynov, Takes Office as Acting President In Ukraine

After 88 die in protests, Ukrainian evangelicals call nation "to learn to love yesterday's enemies." Oleksandr Turchynov, a well-known Baptist pastor and top opposition politician...

7 Egyptian Christians Found Shot Execution-Style On Beach in Libya

Seven Egyptian Christians were found shot dead on a beach in eastern Libya after they were abducted from their apartments, security officials and local...

Brazil and the European Union Agree to Lay Undersea Cable to Override U.S. Spying

Brazil and the European Union agreed on Monday to lay an undersea communications cable from Lisbon to Fortaleza to reduce Brazil's reliance on the...

Documents Show Iran has Agreed to Supply Iraq with $195 Million Worth of Weapons,...

  Iran has signed a deal to sell Iraq arms and ammunition worth $195 million, according to documents seen by Reuters - a move that...

With the Sochi Games Over, the West Worries that Putin Will Return to Hardline...

For more than two weeks while Russia hosted the Winter Olympics, President Vladimir Putin did his best to show the world that he and...