World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: Salah scores but Egypt lose to Russia

Hosts Russia on the brink of progress through dominant performance while Egypt all but out of the tournament.

Mo Salah on target but Egypt lose to Russia in World Cup 2018

Syria's War

No breakthrough in Turkey-Iran-Russia talks on Syria constitution

Tripartite meeting in Geneva ends with 'some common ground was beginning to emerge', UN envoy says.

No breakthrough in Turkey-Iran-Russia talks on Syria constitution

Syria's War

Turkey, Russia and Iran start Syria constitution talks

Representatives from three nations meet in Geneva to discuss committee tasked with drafting Syria's new constitution.

Syria constitution: Turkey, Russia and Iran start Geneva talks

Opinion

Will Russia benefit from a failed Iran nuclear deal?

Russia might benefit marginally from a collapsing Iran nuclear deal but it does not see it as a positive development.

Nikolay Kozhanov

by Nikolay Kozhanov

Nikolay Kozhanov

Europe

World Cup 2018: England fans arrive in Russia amid tight security

While arriving in Volgograd for their team's opening match with Tunisia, they were warmly greeted by local residents despite many previous clashes between Russian and English football fans.

Podcast

Russia's big win, the NAFTA World Cup & the future of S America

Game of Our Lives, the football podcast from Al Jazeera, is covering the goals, triumphs, tragedies and politics of the 2018 World Cup.

Russia's big win, the NAFTA World Cup & the future of S America

Europe

Russian prisons: Human rights in the spotlight

While the World Cup is cause for much excitement, not everyone is celebrating.

World Cup 2018

The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup

Russia was awarded the 2018 event by FIFA in 2010.

The opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup

World Cup 2018

Festival of goals at Russia's World Cup opening ceremony

The home side netted a total of five goals against a Saudi team that struggled to maintain its defensive form.

Festival of goals at Russia's World Cup opening ceremony

World Cup 2018

World Cup: Russia seal emphatic win over Saudi Arabia

Hosts Russia deliver convincing performance to thrash Saudi Arabia in opening game of World Cup 2018.

Russia win World Cup opener against Saudi Arabia

Europe

World Cup 2018: Russia aims to put on a show for fans

Moscow is set to host the biggest single-sport competition in the world, starting on June 14.

World Cup 2018

Russia 2018: When Ronaldo goes to Mordovia

What will Ronaldo find?

Russia 2018: When Ronaldo goes to Mordovia

World Cup 2018

The basics you need to know about World Cup 2018

The 21st edition of the football World Cup starts in Russia on June 14. Here is what you need to know about the event.

Russia World Cup 2018: What you need to know

Syria's War

Assad denies claims about Russia dictating his military

Western powers are prolonging the civil war in hopes of toppling the Syrian government, according to Assad.

Syria war: Assad denies claims about Russia dictating his army