World News | Reuters | Thursday October 8, 2015
NATO is ready to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally against threats on its southern flank, the head of the US-led alliance said today after violations of Turkish airspace by Russia jets conducting air strikes in Syria.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 15, 2015
NATO and its allies will hold their biggest military exercise in more than a decade from October, deploying 36,000 personnel across the Mediterranean to counter the threat of Islamic State on the alliance's southern flank.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 7, 2015
President Barack Obama left Washington late Saturday headed for a G7 summit in southern Germany focused on violence in eastern Ukraine.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday April 13, 2015
Fifteen people died and more than 460 sought medical treatment after wildfires caused by warm temperatures and high winds swept through southern Siberia, authorities said today.
World News | Reuters | Saturday February 21, 2015
Kiev accused Russia on Friday of sending more tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine and said they were heading towards the rebel-held town of Novoazovsk on the southern coast, expanding their presence on what it fears could be the next battlefront.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday February 11, 2015
Hundreds of Russian troops started military exercises in southern Russia near the border with Ukraine on today, in a show of strength before a summit on the Ukraine crisis in the Belarussian capital Minsk.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday February 10, 2015
About 2,000 Russian reconnaissance troops have started exercises in southern Russia, Interfax news agency reported on today, a day before a summit on the Ukraine crisis in the Belarussian capital of Minsk.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 13, 2014
Wissam Fawzi left Iraq in 2006, hoping to put the horrors of war behind him and study dentistry far away from the sound of bombs. Unfortunately, he picked eastern Ukraine for his new home.
World News | Reuters | Thursday December 4, 2014
Gunmen attacked a police post and stormed a building on Thursday in Grozny, capital of Russia's southern province of Chechnya, killing 10 policemen in clashes in which 10 of the attackers were also killed.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday September 24, 2014
Japan said on Wednesday it was imposing additional sanctions on Russia because of its involvement in the Ukraine conflict and that it had also formally protested at the visit to a contested island by an aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday September 18, 2014
A team of BBC journalists were attacked in southern Russia while researching a story about soldiers "being killed at the Ukraine border," the company said on Thursday after lodging a protest with Russian authorities.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday August 19, 2014
Russia on Tuesday tested surface-to-air missiles during army exercises in the southern Russian province of Astrakhan, a defence ministry spokesman was quoted as saying, in a move to show its military might as fighting rages in neighbouring Ukraine.
World News | Reuters | Saturday August 9, 2014
Russia's Defence Ministry said late on Friday it had finished military exercises in southern Russia which the United States had criticised as a "provocative" step amid the Ukraine crisis.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 29, 2014
Observers from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe are set to begin arriving from today in southern Russia on their mission to monitor two border crossings with rebel-held Ukraine, the OSCE said.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 27, 2014
A fighter jet crashed in southern Russia on Sunday, killing the pilot, the head of the air force told Russian news agencies, blaming a technical fault.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 1, 2014
Six people have died in southern Siberia and thousands more have been evacuated after torrential rain led to major floods.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday May 3, 2014
More than 30 people were killed in a "criminal" blaze in Ukraine's southern city of Odessa, as violence spread across the country on Friday during the bloodiest day since Kiev's Western-backed government took power.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 12, 2014
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that Moscow does not want to invade eastern and southern Ukraine and denied the presence of any soldiers or spies there.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday March 20, 2014
Russia will build a rail and road bridge from Crimea to southern Russia, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, confirming the long-planned project would go ahead after Russia seized the peninsula.
World News | Reuters | Saturday March 1, 2014
Ukraine accused Russia on Saturday of sending thousands of additional troops to the southern Crimea region, which has a majority ethnic Russian population, and said it had placed its military in the region on high alert.
World News | Reuters | Thursday February 27, 2014
Viktor Yanukovich said on Thursday he was still president of Ukraine and warned its "illegitimate" rulers that people in the southeastern and southern regions would never accept mob rule.
World News | Associated Press | Monday January 20, 2014
An Islamic militant group in Russia's North Caucasus claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the southern city of Volgograd last month and posted a video threatening to strike the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
World News | Reuters | Sunday January 12, 2014
Five members of a banned militant group were arrested in southern Russia on Saturday and a homemade bomb packed with shrapnel was defused.
World News | Reuters | Thursday January 9, 2014
Russia has put security forces on combat alert in the southern Stavropol region after the discovery of five bodies with gunshot wounds and an explosive device, a regional security spokesman said.