10 Oct 2015
Washington: The Obama administration announced yesterday that it would halt its botched train-and-equip programme to build a Syrian rebel force and focus on supporting forces already engaged in the fighting against the Islamic State (IS).
05 Oct 2015
Madrid: US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has arrived in Madrid, beginning a European tour amid alarm over Russian bombardments in Syria and the refugee crisis sparked by the conflict.
09 Oct 2015
Moscow: Russia's defence ministry denied a claim by a US official yesterday that four Syria-bound Russian cruise missiles fired from the Caspian Sea had crashed in Iran.
05 Sep 2015
Budapest: The first buses carrying migrants who have been stranded in the Hungarian capital set off for Austria and Germany early today after they agreed to receive thousands of refugees desperate to start new lives in Western Europe.
07 Oct 2015
Beirut: The Syrian army and allied militia carried out ground attacks on insurgent positions in Syria today. It was backed by Russian air strikes which appeared to be their first major coordinated assault since Moscow intervened.
29 Sep 2015
Jammu: India is not constructing a wall along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir as charged by Pakistan, BSF IG Rakesh Sharma said today, dismissing the claims as a baseless 'story'.
06 Oct 2015
Washington: An image of India-Pakistan border taken from the International Space Station (ISS) shows one of the few places on the Earth where an international boundary can be seen at night.
24 Sep 2015
Beijing: China's military today asked the Indian Army not to take any 'unilateral actions' affecting the stability of the border areas, days after the Indian side removed a Chinese-built hut in the Ladakh sector.
03 Oct 2015
Washington: President Barack Obama has said that Russia's Syrian strategy is a recipe for disaster as President Vladimir Putin failed to differentiate between Islamic State militants and moderate groups who oppose the regime of Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad.
07 Sep 2015
Dubai: When Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, fellow Gulf states raced to shelter thousands of displaced Kuwaitis. Fast forward 25 years, and the homeless from Syria's nearby war have found scant refuge in the Arab world's richest states.