The Russian president has been speaking at a gathering of foreign policy experts, after NATO sealed plans to boost forces on Russian borders.
Russia has denied making a refuelling request to Spain for a fleet of its warships which has been sailing for the past week en route for Syria.
Fighting rages around Aleppo, as Russia says it will extend a moratorium on air strikes on the besieged Syrian city into a ninth day.
Day nine of the battle for Mosul: 78 villages have been liberated from the so-called Islamic State, according to the Iraqi army.
The horror of life in the clutches of ISIL has been described by a 12-year-old girl, one of a group of Eritrean female captives of the extremists to have been freed by pro-government forces in…
Street battles between ISIL fighters and Kurdish forces erupted on Friday in the norther Iraqi city of Kirkuk.
Families leaving the city have been picked up by soldiers in the desert, while others have been arriving at a UN refugee camp.
Fighters begin operations to reclaim the Syrian town of Dabiq, an ideological centre point seen as the location of Doomsday.
Iraqi special forces have begun a major military build up outside Mosul ahead of a planned offensive to retake the ISIL held city.
The Colombian government is to start formal peace talks with the ELN – or National Liberation Army – the country’s second largest rebel group.
A suspected US drone strike against ISIL targets in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province has killed at least 18 people, though other reports put the death toll and number of civilian casualties…
France and Germany have laid the groundwork for a European defence plan at an informal meeting of defence ministers in Bratislava.
28 local and regional mayors have been suspended on suspicion of 'supporting terrorist organisations.'
At least 21 civilians have been killed in two separate air strikes by the Saudi-led coalition in the north of the country while 10 soldiers die in a suicide bombing.
Libyan forces are said to have suffered heavy losses in the battle to retake the coastal city of Sirte from ISIL militants.
The Afghan Taliban have recaptured a strategic district in the northern province of Kunduz, which they briefly overran last September before being pushed back by the Afghan…
The Turkish parliament has ratified a deal made earlier this year between Turkey and Israel ending their six-year long freeze in relations.
Syrian troops have repelled a rebel advance near Aleppo forcing opposition forces to retreat from positions they seized a day earlier.
A bus in Nepal has slipped off a narrow mountain road killing at least 33 people and injuring 28 others.
There has been heavy fighting in Aleppo as Syrian government forces and rebels battle for control of the city.
An arrest warrant has been issued for one of Turkey’s most celebrated football players – former international striker Hakan Sukur.
US-backed forces battling ISIL near the Turkish border in northern Syria say they have launched a final assault to flush the remaining jihadists out of the city of Manbij.
It comes two days after President Vladimir Putin promised counter-measures after what he said were clashes between Russian forces and Ukrainian saboteurs in northern Crimea.
Russia's 2014 annexation of the strategic peninsula of Crimea is at the centre of renewed tensions between Moscow and Kyiv.
After a heavy day patrolling the Demilitarised Zone that divides the Korean peninsula, South Korean soldiers swap their military boots for a pair of ballet…