BEIRUT— Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return. Booby-traps laid by the Islamic State group in the Kurdish-held town of Kobani, in... » Read More
NATO said a large-scale cyberattack on a member country could be considered an attack on the alliance, potentially triggering a military response.
Poroshenko says he has ordered the army to observe a cease-fire in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Ukrainian soldiers may have laid down their weapons – but Western leaders do not appear to hold out much hope for a permanent end to hostilities.
As sanctions need time to take effect, diplomacy is still the way to go in dealing with Russia, says James Goldgeier, Dean of American University, School of International Service.
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen opens a crucial summit meeting by accusing Russia of "attacking" neighboring Ukraine.
Poroshenko says he will order a ceasefire on Friday for Ukraine's armed forces, paving the way for a "stage-by-stage peace plan."
Dan Senor, Foreign Policy Initiative, and Steve Rattner, CNBC contributor, discuss how terrorist group ISIS could impact the markets and oil prices.
Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president & founder, shares his thoughts about the worldwide impact of ISIS, the Ukraine-Russia standoff, and America's foreign policy.
The NATO summit in Wales has many tough questions to solve on its agenda and could lead to higher defense spending and better intelligence sharing, CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports.
Risk assets across Europe rose sharply on hopes that the presidents of both Ukraine and Russia were nearing a cease-fire agreement.
President Barack Obama vowed to "degrade and destroy" the Islamist militant group behind the beheading of a second American journalist.
Petro Poroshenko's office said an agreement had been reached with Russia's Vladimir Putin on a "permanent cease-fire" in eastern Ukraine, but toned down the statement after Russia denied the deal.
The U.S. attacked al-Shabab not only for its current capabilities, but to safeguard against its future potential, experts said.
To overlook geopolitical events would be short-sightedness as ongoing tensions could still result in supply disruptions, says Daniel Hynes, Senior Commodity Strategist at ANZ.
NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a "spearhead" rapid reaction force that could be sent to a hot spot.
In conjunction with "The World's Biggest Risks" special report, CNBC's Adam Bakhtiar examines the impact of rising geopolitical tensions around the world.
Ukraine and Russia exchanged captured soldiers, Russian news agencies said.
Clashes along India's border with Pakistan are "extremely serious and provocative," Defense Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday.
The EU threatened Russia with new trade sanctions if Moscow fails to start reversing its action in Ukraine, but the timing of any measures is uncertain.
The situation in Ukraine looks ever further from the peaceful, or at least contained, solution Western leaders were hoping for.