BEIRUT/ CAIRO, Dec 27- Syria said on Saturday it was willing to participate in "preliminary consultations" in Moscow aimed at restarting talks next year to end its civil war but the Western-backed opposition dismissed the initiative. Syrian state television quoted a source at the foreign ministry saying: " Syria is ready to participate in preliminary...» Read More
Intel was present at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's top business summit, despite pressure from the U.S. to veto the event.
Embattled Ukraine lacks “the power or the possibility” to stand up to Russia at present, Ukraine’s former prime minister told CNBC.
Embattled Ukraine should be open to working with Russia as well as Europe and the U.S., according to a Ukrainian presidential candidate.
Some of high-ranking retired military brass are advocating for a radical way to bolster national security: Improve the fitness of children
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The U.S. federal government has a contingency plan in the event zombies ever overrun the country, according to Foreign Policy Magazine.
The co-chief executive of EFG Hermes told CNBC that Egypt was undergoing political rejuvenation, meaning it had a lot to offer investors.
It's Frank Kendall's job to write checks for programs that will shape U.S. defense forces for the next quarter century.
Steve O'Bryan and Art Tomassetti of Lockheed Martin's F-35 program explain how the F-35 changes combat, and changed flying.
USAF Lt. Col. Matt Renbarger has been testing out the new F-35, which should be the backbone of air defenses by 2039.
President Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea on Friday for parades marking the Soviet victory in World War Two.
Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine ignored a public call by Russian President Vladimir Putin to postpone a referendum.
If Russia were to invade Ukraine, the numbers indicate a one-sided affair. But the numbers don't tell the whole story.
US secretary of state John Kerry has threatened Russia with further sanctions unless the country stopped backing separatists in eastern Ukraine. The FT reports.
European military observers held captive in Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine were released on Saturday, the town's pro-Russian separatist leader said, characterising the move as voluntary and made to coincide with his birthday.
At least 30 people were killed in southern Ukraine on Friday when clashes between pro-Kiev and pro-Russia protesters spread from the east of the country. The FT reports.
Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian helicopters on Friday, killing two crew, as troops tightened their siege of separatist-held Slaviansk.
A prominent think tank advisor says it's going to take more than just the current sanctions to deter Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
Russia "wants to start World War III" and Moscow's veiled threats of military action could start an armed conflict in Europe, Ukraine's prime minister said.
The AP and Reuters is reporting heavy gunfire at an airport in Eastern Ukraine. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports how it is affecting the U.S. stock market.