Russians from different walks of life describe how they've been affected by the country's economic woes, and talk about their hopes and fears for 2016.
The Ukrainian-language children's drama school Svitanok has been performing in Crimea for over two decades. Now, its founders say it must close down amid a crackdown on Ukrainian identity on the annexed peninsula.
After grappling with migrants and rising right-wing politicians in 2015, the European Union may be in for more of the same -- and perhaps some new surprises -- in 2016.
Crimeans are bracing for a dark, cold New Year's Eve as the peninsula is hit by yet another power outage.
A documentary filmmaker is hoping his new film about Vladimir Putin will open as many eyes as possible to the dark side of the rise of the Russian president.
A feud over a successful fish-farming business may be behind a jailing on extremism charges in Uzbekistan.
The Russian anticorruption campaigner Aleksei Navalny has been convicted twice yet his exposés are digging ever deeper into the alleged financial misdeeds of Russia’s most powerful.
The Pakistani Taliban has marked the end of the Western calendar year by publishing a glossy new report highlighting the extremist group's deadliest activities in 2015.
Vladimir Putin’s expansive foreign policy has vaulted him out of the isolation he was mired in due to the Kremlin’s interference in Ukraine. However, Putin’s moves abroad present plenty of risks ahead.
For New Year's, the Kremlin is giving Russian bureaucrats collections of the "world-changing words" of Vladimir Putin.
As its crusading Governor Mikheil Saakashvili grabs the Ukrainian national spotlight, there are fears that Odesa continues to languish in corruption.
Much of the world's response to the extremist group Islamic State (IS) has been to look for ways to defeat it militarily. But the underlying challenge is to defeat the group's ideology.