Russia is on a courtship mission around the Pacific, and its troops are making their presence known near its short but tense North Korean border.
Major General Issam Zahreddine, who led his Syrian Republican Guard brigade for three years against an ISIS siege in Deir Ezzor, was reportedly killed by a landmine.
The new rocket is one of several developed for a short-range ballistic missile system that replaces nuclear-tipped arms, which are prohibited by an international treaty.
Russian ground, air and sea forces have held a series of drills in the Primorye region bordering North Korea in recent weeks.
The Ratnik-3 is a future infantry combat suit with a built-in exoskeleton, state-of-the-art reconnaissance and weaponry and, now, a nuclear-resistant watch.
As Russia consolidates its position in Syria and the Middle East as a whole, it's reaching out to rivals and selling them a coveted weapon, the S-400.
The Syrian military's Fifth Assault Corps, known as "ISIS Hunters," has made ISIS an offer it can't refuse.
Social media posts of Russian troops tagged in Syria and Ukraine caused mass uproar when Moscow denied its forces were in either country.
In the video, a man identifies himself and a companion as Russian soldiers captured by ISIS during a counteroffensive against Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor.
The vessels will spend four months at sea, calling at nine foreign ports.
The "large-scale tactical exercise" kicks off next month in Primorye, Russia's only region that shares a border with the rogue state.
General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said China's rapid military reforms and economic growth threaten U.S. hegemony.
The Topol RS-12M can be fitted with a nuclear warhead and travel up to 6,800 miles, but it was local Russians who were most shaken by Tuesday's launch.
The 68-page "Russian New Generation Warfare Handbook" envisions clashes between U.S. and Russian forces, especially in Ukraine.
The combat drills are underway during a tense time for the Korean Peninsula.
Two rivals are battling ISIS in the jihadists' final stronghold of Deir ez-Zor. One seeks to return Syria to its former self; the other wants more power for Kurds.
Despite being billed as a counterterrorism drill, Russia and Belarus's Zapad showed us what the Kremlin fears war with the West could look like, experts say.
Russian and U.S. allies are battling insurgents and jihadists trying to topple the Syrian government, but the latter wants to reshape the nation.
Moscow has confirmed close-up footage of a helicopter misfiring into onlookers is genuine but has denied the timing.
The Baltic NATO ally summoned Russia's envoy to demand an explanation, but Moscow claims the incursion was an emergency call which is being "politicized."
Chinese sailors docked in Russia with a 21-gun salute as the two countries begin sea drills in the Russian region bordering North Korea.
The RS-24 Yars flew more than 3,000 miles starting in western Russia and according to the country's Ministry of Defense, confirmed its "reliability."
Russia has said its new military drill is not aimed at any particular state, but the planned map shows the hypothetical enemy is in Poland, Latvia and Lithuania.
The Baltic Fleet has called on 70 ships from its main ports and 2,000 troops ahead of a military drill on land in nearby Belarus.