Rescue teams have been activated and are currently searching for a Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared two and a half hours after ...
The speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament, Valentina Matviyenko, says Russian lawmakers will support Crimea's decision if the Ukrainian region decides ...
BEIJING — China plans to boost defense spending to $130 billion, a 12 percent increase. ... Full story
It was announced at a news conference held in Israel that the Israeli military had seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday that was carrying scores of advanced rockets going to the Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip from Iran. ... Full story
The United States and South Korea have criticized another round of North Korean short range missile launches, saying two more missiles were fired Monday. ... Full story
Tensions are rising between Russia and the west as armed gunmen take control of two airports in the Crimea region of the Ukraine on Friday. Russia is denying that any of their forces were involved in the seizures. ... Full story
With his whereabouts unknown, the ousted president of Ukraine is now a wanted man as the acting Interior Minister, Arsen Avakhov announced that an arrest warrant has been issued for his arrest accusing him of mass murder of protesters. ... Full story
After a week of unrest, protests, and bloodshed, the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych, and the three opposition leaders inked a deal to end the political crisis that has engulfed the Ukraine for the last several days. ... Full story
After a brief respite on Wednesday, fighting has broken out anew in the Ukrainian city of Kiev on Thursday morning, killing at least 50 people after protesters opened up on government forces with molotov cocktails and bricks, capturing dozens of them, as government forces fired back with lethal force. ... Full story
CAIRO — Two suicide attackers detonated cars stuffed with explosives Wednesday in Beirut's mostly Shi'ite southern suburbs, close to the Iranian Cultural Center and a nearby Islamic orphanage. Health Minister Wa'el Abou Faour told journalists at least four people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. ... Full story
SOCHI, RUSSIA — Vladimir Putin’s carefully controlled Winter Olympics are now running into unexpected, unscripted moments from protesters. ... Full story