At the Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson to be secretary of State, Tillerson answers questions about Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The World Economic Forum's (WEF) flagship annual report surveyed 750 experts to identify the most significant global concerns.
The legislation is sponsored by Republican Senator John McCain and Democrats Ben Cardin and Robert Menendez, all influential legislators.
Syrian government planes bombarded a rebel-held area near Damascus Sunday, a rebel official and monitors said, amid a fragile ceasefire.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the general "calm continues".
Russia and Turkey will act as monitors to the agreement, reports NBC News' Matt Bradley.
Cease-fire will take place between the forces of President Bashir al Assad and the rebels on midnight December 30.
Russian President Putin says an agreement has been reached on a Syria ceasefire which is scheduled to take effect at midnight tomorrow.
Andrey Tatarinov, ambassador of the Russian Federation to Singapore, comments on the ongoing negotiations concerning Syria.
Putin's Russia seems determined to challenge American leadership across the globe, reports NBC News.
Thousands gathered in the biblical town of Bethlehem to celebrate Christmas eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
Syrian rebels shelled Aleppo and air strikes resumed around the city on Friday as Assad said insurgents' withdrawal may spur a political solution.
Cash is emerging as a more efficient, immediate form of charity for refugees in crisis regions like Aleppo, Syria.
Earlier, the Kremlin insisted that relations between Russia and the U.S. had all but ceased, NBC News reports.
Reva Goujon at Stratfor talks about the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey in Ankara.
A vicious, confusing war involving Turkey, Russia, Syria and a dozen other combatants just got more complicated.
Gen. Barry McCaffrey, McCaffrey & Associates, discusses the connection between the assassination of a Russian diplomat in Turkey and the situation in Syria.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports from Riyadh, discussing recent negotiations between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the Saudi government.
"I continue to believe that it was the right approach given realistically what we could get done," President Obama says.
Obama said Putin's Russian economy "doesn't produce anything that anybody wants to buy," except oil, gas and arms.