Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday that Russian forces had entered his country and the military conflict was worsening.» Read More
BEIRUT, Aug 27- Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base in northeast Syria at the weekend, pictures posted on social media by supporters showed on Wednesday.
Ukraine released a video of captured Russian soldiers on Tuesday, sharply escalating a dispute over Moscow's alleged backing for separatist rebels.
Colin Chapman, President of the New South Wales chapter of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, outlines the motives behind Russia's military buildup in eastern Ukraine.
John Herbst, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, says Russia is likely to continue creating instability in Ukraine amid Europe's reluctance to take on a strong stance.
Kurt Volker, Executive Director at McCain Institute, explains why it's important for Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to insist on taking Crimea back during talks with Russia.
Firas Maksad, Managing Director at Global Policy Advisors, says war fatigue could prevent an outbreak of new fighting, but warns that regional dynamics may complicate the situation.
Wealthy investors have grown more pessimistic about the economy this summer, with many citing crises in the Middle East and Ukraine as potential hazards, a survey finds.
President Barack Obama warned that destroying "a cancer" like the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham will not be easy, reports NBC News.
A cease-fire agreement between Israel and the Palestinians aimed at ending their seven-week conflict in Gaza went into effect Tuesday.
ISTANBUL/ BEIRUT, Aug 26- As Islamic State insurgents threaten the Turkish border from Syria, Turkey is struggling to staunch the flow of foreign jihadists to the militant group, having not so long ago allowed free access to those who would join its neighbour's civil war.
Donald Jensen, Johns Hopkins University, says there is slim hope Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will make progress when they meet in Minsk, Belarus on Tuesday to talk about the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ukraine.
Russia's Economy Ministry raised its 2014 inflation forecast and cut the growth forecast for 2015 on Tuesday.
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.
Analysts say that although China still trails the U.S. and Israel, the industry leaders, its technology is maturing rapidly and is on the cusp of widespread use for surveillance and combat strikes.
Founded in Gaza in 1987, Hamas now stretches across region. JERUSALEM/ GAZA, Aug 25- Founded by just seven people in Gaza, Hamas now has political and military leaders spread across the Arab world, complicating its ability to send a unified message for negotiating an end to a seven-week war with Israel.
Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says the controversy over Russia's aid convoy has made a reconciliation between Russia and Ukraine less likely.
President Petro Poroshenko dissolved Ukraine's parliament on Monday and announced an election on October 26.
Willis Sparks, Director, Global Macro at Eurasia, says Obama is more likely to stick with drone strikes instead of installing American troops in Iraq.
Egypt and the Emirates acted without informing Washington or seeking its consent, U.S. officials say. The NYT reports.
Tuesday talks may look like a move toward a solution to the war in Ukraine, but experts aren't hopeful.