• Obama denounces Russian 'aggression' in Europe

    Obama denounces Russian ‘aggression’ in Europe

    US President Barack Obama denounced Russian aggression in Europe at the United Nations on Wednesday, but proferred a hand to Moscow by offering to lift sanctions if Russia changes course.
  • Risks for Arab states in joining anti-IS campaign

    Risks for Arab states in joining anti-IS campaign

    By joining US-led strikes in Syria, Gulf Arab monarchies are hoping to eliminate the threat to their authority from Islamic State jihadists and push the regime in Damascus out of power.
  • Merkel says 'cannot rule out' new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    Merkel says ‘cannot rule out’ new Russia sanctions over Ukraine

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she could not rule out new sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, following talks with President Petro Poroshenko in Kiev.
  • Turkey opposition rudderless after Erdogan triumph

    Turkey opposition rudderless after Erdogan triumph

    President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan's election victory this month has left Turkey's opposition party riven by a revolt over its future with little prospect of a radical change in strategy.
  • No surrender: Ukraine rebels confident despite losses

    No surrender: Ukraine rebels confident despite losses

    Ukrainian forces may be pummelling them daily and key leaders might have just quit but defiant pro-Russian rebels say any talk of them being on the back foot is just crude propaganda from Kiev.
  • US ups pressure on Israel as UN demands Gaza truce

    US ups pressure on Israel as UN demands Gaza truce

    The UN Security Council Monday joined US President Barack Obama in calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, after Israel and Hamas ignored calls for a truce despite mounting civilian casualties.