US govt issues shoe-bomb advisory to airlines

The US federal government has issued a new advisory to airlines, warning of potential threats of bombs hidden in shoes on inbound flights to the US.

Ukrainian charged over bid to hijack Turkish plane

An Istanbul court Sunday charged a Ukrainian man over his failed attempt to force a Turkish airliner to land in Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway.

US lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

Top lawmakers from the US House of Representatives` intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics.

US lawmakers see serious threat of attacks in Russia during Olympics

Top lawmakers from the US House of Representatives` intelligence and homeland security panels on Sunday warned of a serious threat of attacks in Russia during the Winter Olympics.

NASA releases new images of 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic sites

Keeping up with the spirit of 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, which begins from February 7, NASA has released new stunning images of the Olympic sites from space.

Russia has `enormous stake` in thwarting Olympic terror: Obama

US President Barack Obama said that Russia had an "enormous stake" in thwarting terrorism at the Sochi Olympics.

Sochi Winter Olympics: US bans carry-on liquids, gels on flights to Russia

US Transportation Security Administration is temporarily banning carry-on liquids, aerosols, gels and powders on flights between Russia and the United States.

Russia says identifies bombers, arrests 2 in Volgograd blasts

Russia has identified two suicide bombers responsible for attacks that killed 34 people in the city of Volgograd last month and arrested two suspected accomplices in violence-torn Dagestan province, officials said on Thursday.

Sochi security won`t be overly intrusive: Putin

President Vladimir Putin has vowed that Russia will do everything it can to ensure a safe Winter Olympics without making security measures too intrusive.

Japan PM to attend Sochi Olympics: Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is planning to attend the opening ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics, reports said Friday, despite calls for a boycott over Russia`s anti-gay laws.

Putin lifts ban on protests at Sochi Games

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday signed a decree lifting a blanket ban on political protests at the Sochi Winter Olympics, bowing to pressure from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Volgograd suicide attacks `linked`; Russia steps up security ahead of Sochi Games

A day after the horrific attack at a railway station in Russia`s Volgograd, another blast was reported to have taken place on a trolleybus in the city on Monday, killing 10 people.

Russian government wants NHL to commit to 2014 Games

The Russian government stepped up pressure on the NHL to commit to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, saying the country`s best players were prepared to risk fines and suspension to play in the Games.