The Afghan government has turned to a risky war strategy to tackle the Taliban in the country's north -- teaming up two rival former warlords with a history of animosity toward each other.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia is not involved militarily in Ukraine. A handful of resourceful digital-forensic investigators say they have enough evidence to say he's lying.
A former U.S. ambassador to Iraq has accused Iran of playing an "unhelpful" and "very damaging" role in Iraq by furthering sectarian tensions in the war-torn country.
Dmitry Kiselyov, Russia's controversial chief propagandist, has shocked viewers during a weekly news round-up by coming out in favor of same-sex civil unions.
A Russian opposition party has rejected claims that French actor Gerard Depardieu is running as its candidate for governor of a Siberian region, dismissing the allegation as an "unfortunate joke."
Moscow largesse is unlikely to help Athens ward off economic calamity anytime soon.
Even before the deadline for a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, critics were ratcheting up their calls for Washington to take a tougher line in negotiations.
Dozens of street sweepers from Central Asia are combining forces to take their Russian employer to court over unpaid wages.
Its greatest adversary has legalized same-sex marriages, and Russia doesn't quite know how to react to the United States' 'gayification' movement.
The protests in Yerevan have put the spotlight on Armenia's iron-fisted police chief, whose angry tirades at protesters are sparking both anger and jokes.
Samiya Khalikova survived the siege of Leningrad and the Soviet-era repressions that decimated her family. But when she recently collapsed in her flat, it took authorities two days to open the door.
Angry residents say the Russian Orthodox Church pulled a fast one as part of its push to build 200 new churches in Moscow, and are waging a pitched battle to keep their park.