China may ultimately prefer Ukraine to be in Russia's orbit rather than the West's.
One year after a vicious battle turned the tides of war for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, he and his Russian ally want the U.S. gone.
Moscow said if U.S. top brass were not deceiving Trump about success in Syria, they should end their operation in the country. But is the Kremlin doing the same thing?
Politicians in Moscow took turns saluting Putin and Russia's troops, and blasted the U.S. for getting "no significant results" on the battlefield.
"It was all theater," said the U.S.-backed commander who has since switched his allegiance to Turkey.
The Pentagon said it would stay "as long as we need to," defying Syria, Russia and Iran, which see U.S. military presence as illegal.
As Syrian Kurds build ties with the government to cement their stake, Turkey's role could threaten their leverage.
The two leaders share hugs and handshakes, heaping praise on the Russian military campaign supporting the regime, despite allegations of civilian deaths.
The conversation follows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's visit to Sochi.
Tehran has been aiding Baghdad and Damascus in their battles against the group.
Damascus will "deal with" the two countries after the liberation of Raqqa, Syrian official says.
While the true cost of Russia's campaign in Syria remains up for debate, its given Moscow newfound influence in the Middle East and crucial warfighting experience.
About 800 U.S. soldiers are operating in Niger, part of an "international effort" led by 4,000 French troops.
People spotted a problem with Sergei Shoigu's claim about Russia's role in taking back territory from Islamist groups.
The World Bank called Nicaragua "a renewable energy paradise in Central America."
A monitoring group says jihadis systematically killed people it accused of cooperating with the Syrian regime.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said the West has exploited his country's goodwill and disregarded the sovereignty of countries around the world.
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.
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari blasted President Donald Trump over his decision to side with Saudi Arabia in a decades-old dispute.