According to Syrian and Lebanese media, the rebel defenders of Al-Qusayr near Homs in southwestern Syria have lost hundreds of men in their attempts to hold out against attacking government troops.
Analysts believe the latest missile firings by North Korea are part of a political chess game aimed at attracting international attention and extorting concessions.
Russia's Investigative Committee is preparing a request for Greece to investigate the attempt on the life of a Russian child on the island of Crete stated committee spokesman Vladimir Markin.
Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev is due to visit Washington where he is scheduled to hold talks with the U.S. National Security Council, and perhaps give a letter from President Vladimir Putin to his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama.
On Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland, the Kremlin reports.
Observation flights over Russian territory will be carried out this week by military inspectors from the United States and Italy under the international Open Skies Treaty, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.
The president and chief executive officer of The Associated Press on Sunday called the government's secret seizure of two months of reporters' phone records "unconstitutional" and said the news cooperative had not ruled out legal action against the Justice Department.
The world's largest hydroelectric power station is to be built in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Two members of the FBI’s ultra-elite Hostage Rescue Team were killed Friday during a training accident involving a helicopter off the coast of Virginia Beach.
The first woman mountain climber in the history of Ingushetia Leila Albogachieva has climbed the highest peak in the world, taking with her the flag of the 2014 Sochi Olympics, which she raised on the summit.
On the night from May 18 to May 19th hundreds of thousands of people all across Russia - from Vladivostok in the Far East to Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea joined the Museum Night international cultural event marking the International Museum Day. Only in Moscow the Museum Night attracted more than 1 million people.
Russia's Supreme Court said Sunday it would hear an appeal against the second conviction of jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
On Monday morning with index gains helped by a 4.4% climb for China Coal Energy, Hong Kong shares were set to start at their highest point in over a week.
The Russian government has received prime ministerial instructions to work out measures which would allow Russia to buck the global downward trend and ignite sustained economic expansion at an annual rate of at least 4%.
The European Union has postponed plans to introduce separate labelling for products from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported on Sunday.
A white-tailed deer crashed through the windshield of a public bus in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was filmed by a surveillance camera. (VIDEO)
In a harsh rebuttal to George Soros, the President of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research Hans-Werner Sinn accused the speculator of “playing with fire” and stated that “Germany will not accept Eurobonds” in spite of the pressure from the investing community.
In an exclusive interview with the Voice of Russia, Wolf Richter talks about the ECB's desperation, the money printing bonanza of the world's central banks and about a French finance minister who is barking at the wrong tree. Wolf Richter is the editor of
Governor Mary Fallin declared a State of Emergency for 16 Oklahoma counties due to tornadoes, severe storms, straight-line winds and flooding that began Saturday.
Tornadoes touched down in two states on Sunday, ripping roofs off homes and turning trees to matchsticks, as severe weather swept the region.
According to the Egyptian presidency, the authorities are prepared to use force to liberate the seven soldiers who were abducted by Islamist radicals in the north of the Sinai Peninsula in an attack last Thursday.