WARRI, Nigeria— Community leaders in Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta are voicing support for a new group of violent militants, saying their demands for a greater share of oil wealth match the aspirations of local people to protest decades of abuse and pollution. The attacks have caused Nigeria to lose its position as the conti nent's biggest producer to... » Read More
Japan is quietly moving back into the South China Sea, forging security ties with the Philippines and Vietnam as they cope with China's territorial ambitions.
The terrorist group "Islamic State" has rarely been out of the headlines but could financial pressures undermine its ambitions -- and existence?
Russian President Vladimir Putin has described a secret meeting with officials last year when Russia decided it would take Crimea.
Ben Moores, senior defense and aviation analyst at IHS says Russia can probably sustain ramped-up defense spending levels for 18-24 months.
Two suspects have been detained in relation to the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, Russia's security chief Alexander Bortnikov said.
Low oil prices will compound political risks across emerging markets this year, according to a new report released Wednesday.
Barack Obama and his European counterparts agreed to act quickly to impose more sanctions on Russia if Ukraine peace agreements not implemented.
A corpse near the Kremlin is the perfect symbolic backdrop, Russian media say, for the West to step up a campaign to vilify President Vladimir Putin.
The Russian people’s reaction to the death of Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov could shape Russia for decades.
One of the most senior leaders of Russia's opposition was shot dead in Moscow, the Financial Times reports.
A high-profile critic of Vladimir Putin has likened him to a “naked king,” saying he presiding over an economy that will weaken further.
There's an agenda behind Gazprom's threats to cut European gas supplies, the CEO Ukraine’s state-owned gas firm told CNBC.
Discussing its situation with Russia over gas supplies, Andriy Kobolyev, CEO of Naftogaz, says they always kept a certain amount of pre-paid gas, during the winter season, at the volume they felt was appropriate.
Ukraine came under greater economic pressure after unexpectedly banning most currency trading and then abruptly reversing course.
During war games, Iran state TV shows missiles hitting a full-scale model of U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. USA Today reports.
Iran's Revolutionary Guard launched a large-scale naval and air defense drill near the strait of Hormuz on Wednesday.
If the International Monetary Fund (IMF) doesn't disperse money to Ukraine soon, will the country run out of money? Dmytro Shymkiv, deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, doesn't think so.
The West has failed to come up with a clear strategy to deal with ISIS, argues Ron Wahid, CEO of Arcanum Global Intelligence.
Kiev accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine, all but burying a week-old cease-fire.
This is what Putin wants to accomplish in Ukraine, and it's beginning to look like that may happen, a military expert says.