Syrian pro-opposition activists say an air strike has hit a refugee camp in northern Syria, near the border with Turkey, killing 28 people displaced from the country's devastating civil war.
A Russian orchestra is set to play a concert in the ancient amphitheater in Palmyra, just a month after Russian air strikes helped push Islamic State militants from the historic Syrian city.
Medical authorities in California say a Russian citizen who died while at a San Diego immigration detention center on May 1 succumbed to heart disease.
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A Belarusian national accused of fighting alongside Ukraine's extremist Right Sector has been sentenced by a district court in Minsk to five years in prison.
Dushanbe says a Tajik citizen suspected of involvement in the murder of a high-ranking Russian police officer and five of his relatives traveled to Russia from Tajikistan in order "to prove his innocence."
As many as 45 wildfires have been reported in Siberia and Russia's Far East, sweeping across more than 5,900 hectares of land.
NATO's new supreme commander in Europe says the military alliance remains essential more than 25 years after the end of the Cold War.
The United States and Russia have agreed to extend a cessation of hostilities in Syria to include Aleppo Province, site of an uptick in fighting.