Europe

Georgians rally for justice over crackdown on anti-Russia protest

Hundreds demonstrate across Georgia over Russian MP scandal that prompted protest before heavy-handed police crackdown.

Georgians rally for justice over crackdown on anti-Russia protest

Iran

'Brink of war': World leaders push for Iran-US restraint

As Iran-US showdown intensifies, nations around the globe press Tehran and Washington to step back from war.

'Brink of war': World leaders push for Iran-US restraint

Georgia

Georgia: Hundreds hurt in anti-Russia demonstration

Violent clashes erupt between protesters and police as thousands demonstrate outside legislative assembly in Tbilisi.

Georgia: Mass rally outside parliament over Russian MP's visit

Europe

Putin says US sanctions on Huawei intended to weaken China

Many Russians are less interested in war rhetoric and international issues, and are much more focused on making ends meet.

AJ Impact

Calling Trump's bluff, Erdogan says US sanctions will not happen

Washington is set to punish Ankara if it accepts Russian missiles. Only Trump can stop the economic pain - if he wants.

Calling Trump's bluff, Erdogan says US sanctions will not happen

Russia

Russia: Putin vows not to budge despite extension of EU sanctions

President speaks on EU sanctions and a range of other internal and external matters during annual call-in show.

Russia: Putin vows not to budge despite extension of EU sanctions

Vietnam

Vietnam asks for Russian help to preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse

The embalmed body of Vietnam's founding leader lies in a mausoleum in Hanoi, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Vietnam asks for Russian help to preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse

Syria's War

Dozens killed in heavy fighting in northwest Syria

Eighty-nine fighters and 41 government troops killed in Hama since Tuesday in major battle, UK-based monitor says.

Dozens killed in heavy fighting in northwest Syria

China

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea

Denuclearisation and economic issues to top agenda as Xi Jinping visits Pyongyang before his meeting with Donald Trump.

'Special relationship' in focus as China's Xi visits North Korea

AJ Impact

OPEC spat over meeting date exposes Saudi-Iran hostility

Tehran points finger at Riyadh for infighting as tensions rise over US sanctions on Iranian oil exports.

OPEC spat over meeting date exposes Saudi-Iran hostility

Europe

First four suspects named for MH17 murder trial

Leaders of a Russian-backed militia have been indicted and will face trial in the Netherlands in March 2020.

First four suspects named for MH17 murder trial

Battle for Idlib

UN aid chief: Syria, Russia attacks on civilians 'deliberate'

Some hospitals have stopped sharing coordinates because it 'paints a target on their back', UN's Mark Lowcock says.

UN aid chief: Syria, Russia attacks on civilians 'deliberate'

Iran

'Pandora's box': China, Russia denounce US troop move

Deployment of 1,000 troops to Middle East shows US on 'a conscious course to provoke war' with Iran, Moscow says.

Russia, China warn US over sending 1,000 new troops to the Gulf

Russia

Russia frees journalist after outcry

Igor Rudnikov's supporters strongly contested the extortion charges, saying they were punishment for his journalism.

Russia drops extortion charges against journalist after outcry

Ukraine

Ukraine's Mariupol stuck between war and Russian blockade

Mariupol is Ukraine's principal port on the Sea of Azov and has great economic and strategic significance.

Ukraine's Mariupol stuck between war and Russian blockade