Wars and Military Conflicts


  • PRISTINA, Kosovo— Thousands of ethnic Albanians protested in Kosovo's capital Saturday against a minority Serb politician's denial of war crimes against them and demanded the government take over the management of the country's crucial mining complex. Jablanovic is part of the governing coalition along with former Kosovo guerrillas who fought a...

  • War is exploding anew in Ukraine; rebels vow more Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Ukrainian army forces patrol in the Tonenkoe town near Donetsk International Airport

    Unexpectedly, at the height of the Ukrainian winter, war has exploded anew on a half-dozen fronts across eastern Ukraine. The New York Times reports.

  • AVENTURA, Fla.— A Miami- area man is seeking to profit from the phrase " Je Suis Charlie," which became a rallying cry after a terrorist attack in Paris that killed 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo newspaper. Patent and Trademark Office, the Latin American Trading Group Inc. applied for a trademark on the words, which translate to "I Am Charlie." Coral Gables trademark...

  • Global turmoil: A 'world in transition'  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State "remains optimistic" in this current world of turmoil, giving three examples of individuals giving up their terror-related worlds for a life of "building" and not "destroying."

  • Ukraine crisis needs more global attention  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:15 AM ET

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia wants a greater international response to the Ukraine crisis.

  • Georgia PM: All in for EU membership  Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    At Davos, Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, wants to transform Georgia into a European state, as "integration is the choice of our people."

  • Falling oil? I worry more about terror: Norway PM Friday, 23 Jan 2015 | 6:52 AM ET

    Norway may be Europe's biggest oil exporter, but its premier is less concerned about energy prices than security issues around terrorism and Russia.

  • WILKES-BARRE, Pa.— A gas drilling watchdog group that was characterized in Pennsylvania security bulletins as a potential terror threat has settled its lawsuit against the state, the group's lawyer said Thursday. The settlement terms between Pennsylvania officials and the Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition were not immediately released.

  • Egypt's president says Islam needs a reboot Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:28 PM ET

    DAVOS, Switzerland— Islam needs a reboot as Egypt and France battle the same enemy by waging war against Islamic extremism and terrorism, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Thursday. The crowds who took to the streets of France in the wake of the militant attacks that claimed 17 victims are an "extension" of the massive 2013 demonstrations against...

  • World: We need 'consistent pressure' on Russia  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 PM ET

    Discussing the Ukraine crisis, Pavlo Klimkin, minister of foreign affairs in Ukraine, weighs in on why there's no progress with other countries on the Minsk agreement.

  • Does Egypt have a perception problem?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 11:10 AM ET

    Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, president of Egypt says it is the media who "substantially contributing to creating the perception" and they must have an "enlightened perspective" on all that happens in Egypt.

  • 2016: The 'new face' of Ukraine?  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:40 AM ET

    At Davos, Aivaras Abromavicius, economy minister of Ukraine, says the country wants to use this crisis to "kickstart reforms" and "clean up the house", including tackling economic, corruption and tax issues by 2016.

  • At least 6 killed in shelling attack in east Ukraine Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 6:39 AM ET

    At least six civilians were killed on Thursday when a shell or a mortar hit a trolleybus stop in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a Reuters witness said.

  • Egypt President: 'This is the new Egypt'  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 4:20 AM ET

    At Davos, Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, President of Egypt, says that the "new Egypt" is a civilised one, and says that terrorism is an issue that must be combated at its source.

  • Thai attorney general's office to indict ex-PM Yingluck Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:46 AM ET

    BANGKOK— The office of Thailand's attorney general on Friday announced plans to indict former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra for her role in overseeing a government rice subsidy program that lost billions of dollars and temporarily cost Thailand its place as the world's leading exporter. The announcement comes the same day as Thailand's...

  • Newtown votes to raze home of gunman in school massacre Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:17 PM ET

    NEWTOWN, Conn.— Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The vote by the Newtown Legislative Council approved a proposal by the board of selectmen to raze the 3,100- square-foot home and keep the land as open space. Inside the large yellow house...

  • Italian PM: We declared a war on corruption  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the country has declared war on corruption and that there are effects with those words.

  • Ukraine president points to Russian hand in conflict Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 11:18 AM ET

    Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he appealed for political and financial support, President Petro Poroshenko held up a piece of a bullet-riddled bus as evidence of shelling last week by heavy artillery in "occupied" parts of Ukraine. The Ukrainian leader brandished the scrap of yellow metal— a relic of Volnovakha, the town where 13 people were...

  • Ukraine President: Must stop this 'terrorism'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    At Davos, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko talks to CNBC about how the country needs help from the rest of the world to stop its conflict with Russia.

  • European Union is the 'best club'  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 AM ET

    At Davos 2015, Dalia Grybauskaite, president of Lithuania, talks about the tensions between Ukraine and Russia, saying she supports Ukraine and we will not embrace "terroristic behavior or military aggression."