Ukraine

Ukraine declares Russian 'occupation' in eastern region

Law passes declaring Russia an 'aggressor' in the Donbass region, with Moscow calling it 'preparation for a new war.'

Ukraine declares Russian 'occupation' in eastern region

Turkey-Syria border

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Reported US-initiated Syria border force is 'misportrayed, misdescribed and some people misspoke', top US diplomat says.

Tillerson denies US plans to form Syria border force

Inside Story

Who controls the arms trade?

Weapons sales are booming and the number of dead from wars, gun battles and gang crime is rising.

Donald Trump

Trump-Russia collusion: Steve Bannon testifies

Bannon testifies before House committee probing Russia campaign links.

Trump-Russia collusion: Steve Bannon testifies

Russia

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

Despite playing a major role in Syria's war, Moscow has granted refugee status to only one Syrian national since 2011.

Why Russia refuses to give refugee status to Syrians

North Korea

China, Russia not invited to summit on North Korea in Canada

Beijing is North Korea's key trading partner and its only ally. It has called the summit "meaningless". China wants gentle diplomacy to work first instead of tougher measures.

Turkey-Syria border

New US-backed Syria force: Five things you should know

Here is what you need to know about the US-backed Syria force reportedly in the making in the country's northeast.

New US-backed Syria force: Five things you should know

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey bolsters Syria border as US force plan slammed

Armoured vehicles, tanks deployed as Turkey, Syria and Russia attack US-led coalition plan to form 30,000-strong force.

Turkey-Syria border

Erdogan: US trying to form 'terror army' in Syria

Turkey president pledges to 'drown terror army' before it is born, referring to Syria force US reportedly seeks to form.

Erdogan: US trying to form 'terror army' in Syria

Syria's Civil War

Turkey, Russia: Anger over US backing of Kurdish forces

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that the formation of a zone controlled by US-backed fighters could lead to the partition of Syria.

Syria's Civil War

Russia fears US aiming 'to cut Syria into pieces'

Russia's foreign minister accuses Washington of seeking to establish a Kurdish-controlled entity in north Syria.

Lavrov: US wants to split Syria, must accept Iran deal

Reporter's Notebook

A Russia-trained paramilitary force in Bosnia?

Reported paramilitary force was put together by the president of Republika Srpska, and could be another example of Moscow's meddling in the Balkans.

Does the 'Serbian Honour' force have a Russian link?

Turkey-Syria border

Turkey to launch imminent Syria operation against YPG

Turkish forces hit Syrian Kurd militia with artillery fire as President Erdogan vows attack on YPG-controlled Afrin.

The Oligarchs

Secret court document exposes state looting in Ukraine

Current Ukrainian leader's ex-financial advisers named as brokers in transactions linked to $1.5bn fraud of predecessor.

Secret court document exposes state looting in Ukraine

Syria's Civil War

Turkey summons Russia, Iran envoys over Idlib violence

Diplomats summoned in Ankara to express Turkey's 'discomfort' about Syrian army attacks in Idlib, Turkish sources say.

Turkey summons Russia, Iran envoys over Idlib violence