An international opera gala at Moscow's Red Square has kicked off festivities as Russia prepares to host the world’s biggest sporting event, the 2018 FIFA World Cup, amid persistent tension with the West.
Pro-government forces in Yemen, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, have launched an offensive to capture a key Red Sea port held by rebel fighters.
The United States hopes to see "major disarmament" by North Korea within the next 21/2 years, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said.
Russia’s Interior Ministry says it is digitizing thousands of registration cards of prisoners caught up in the Soviet-era gulag camp system, not destroying them as historians warned.
Vladimir Putin has fired his main adviser on Internet issues, the latest in a series of personnel moves that the Russian President has made since being inaugurated for a fourth term.
Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov has said he won't sign a deal with Greece on the former Yugoslav republic’s name, saying it violates the country’s constitution.
Pakistan's election authorities have refused to register the Milli Muslim League (MML) for next month’s elections, alleging it has links to a group blamed for deadly terrorist attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai in 2008.
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has resigned, citing differences with members of his cabinet.
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been arrested in the country’s capital, her husband says.
A total blackout has temporarily hit Crimea after what Russian officials said was an automatic shutoff at a substation providing power to the Russian-controlled Black Sea peninsula.
Politicians, business people, and members of organized criminal groups from the former Soviet Union have been named among those owning expensive property in Dubai in a new anticorruption report.
The top Kyrgyz and Uzbek defense officials have met to discuss cooperation for the first time since the two Central Asian countries gained independence when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.