Conflict

Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

April 28, 2016
April 28, 2016

‘Global citizenship’ rising, poll says

People are increasingly identifying themselves as global rather than national citizens, according to a BBC World Service poll.

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey

In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey.

November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015

Australia receives first five Syrian refugees

Five Syrians have become the first of 12,000 refugees to arrive in Australia under a one-off plan to resettle people fleeing the country's conflict.

October 28, 2015
October 28, 2015

Iran to join international Syria talks

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will attend multilateral talks on finding a political solution to the conflict in Syria in Vienna this week, a government spokeswoman has said.

September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015

Nearly 8,000 killed in Ukraine conflict: UN

Nearly 8,000 people -- including civilians, soldiers and militia members are killed since the outbreak of the conflict in Ukraine, the United Nations human rights office (OHCHR) says.

August 21, 2015
August 21, 2015

IS destroys monastery in Syria

Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have demolished a Christian monastery in al-Qaryatain town in Homs province.

August 19, 2015
August 19, 2015

Protect medics in war zones: WHO

The World Health Organization is calling for "intensified action" to protect health workers treating people in crisis and conflict zone.

July 28, 2015
July 28, 2015

Pak army releases pics to 'prove' Indian drone claim

Pakistan Army's media arm releases several photos and videos that purportedly show the drone was launched from the Indian side for a spying mission.

June 18, 2015
June 18, 2015

Displaced people hits record 60m: UN

The number of people displaced by war, conflict and persecution reached a record level of nearly 60 million across the world in 2014, says a UN report.