Ukraine moves toward allowing foreigners in military

Ukraine's parliament has passed a measure that would allow foreigners to serve in its armed forces.

Jordanian MP says son joined Islamic State, carried out suicide attack

A Jordanian parliament member says his son carried out a suicide bombing in Iraq just three months after the family failed to prevent him from joining the Islamic State extremist group.

Pro-Moscow separatists withdrawing tanks from Ukraine

Pro-Moscow rebels announced they had begun withdrawing tanks from the buffer zone between warring forces in eastern Ukraine a day after key peace talks in Paris.

Ukraine, rebels agree full small weapons withdrawal

Kiev and pro-Russian insurgents struck a vital agreement today to withdraw their entire arsenal of smaller weapons from the buffer zone splitting eastern rebel-held lands from the rest of Ukraine.

Ukraine leader mocks Russia's call for anti-terrorism coalition

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday derided Russia`s call for the creation of an international anti-terrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back bellicose puppet governments.

Trial opens of two alleged Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine

 The trial opened Tuesday of two alleged Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine and accused of taking part in fighting against the Ukrainian army.

Obama, Putin agree militaries to hold talks to avert conflicts in Syria

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Monday to direct their militaries to hold talks to avoid conflict over potential operations in Syria, a US official said.

Dutch website says it will trigger referendum on EU-Ukraine ties

A Dutch website said on Sunday it had garnered enough signatures to force the Netherlands to hold a non-binding referendum on the EU`s association agreement with Ukraine, in a move meant to signal popular dissatisfaction with Dutch European policy.

Ukraine gas supply talks end with tentative deal, no signature

Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission initialled but failed to sign a deal on Friday to secure winter gas supplies for Kiev.

Ukraine bans Russian airlines as part of war sanctions

Ukraine is banning flights by Russian airlines from October 25 as part of a wave of sanctions against Russia over its support for separatists in the east of the country, the government said on Friday. 

Pro-Moscow rebels order UN to leave east Ukraine stronghold

Pro-Russian rebels have ordered UN agencies working in the separatist stronghold of Lugansk in east Ukraine to leave the area by Friday, the UN aid chief said.

Ukraine's new military doctrine names Russia as main aggressor

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a new military doctrine on Thursday naming Russia as the main military threat to Ukraine, according to a statement on the presidential website.

Putin to America: 'Don't call me a Czar'

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Americans should not think of him as an autocratic "czar" and praised their openness and creativity, in an interview ahead of a trip to New York.

IMF chief Christine Lagarde urges all lenders to join Ukraine debt deal

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Tuesday pressed Ukraine`s hold-out creditors such as Russia and a handful of Western investment houses to write off some of the crisis-wrecked country`s massive debt.

Ukraine leader expresses wish to join NATO

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday told the country's security council that staying out of the NATO alliance was a "criminal" policy that his government is ready to reverse.

Russia still arming Ukraine rebels despite truce: NATO chief

Russia is still sending weapons to separatist rebels battling the Ukrainian government despite a fresh truce in the war-torn east of the country, NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Monday.

Ex-Ukraine PM Tymoshenko's US racketeering lawsuit dismissed

A Manhattan federal judge on Friday dismissed former Ukrainian prime minister and presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko`s civil lawsuit accusing her political opponents of running a US-based racketeering enterprise that led to her imprisonment.

Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine
Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine

Ukrainian prosecutors are reportedly preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.

Chances of World War III has put world peace in Peril

The violent scenario of the whole world displays the possibility of the disruption of world peace. U.S.A and Russia's conflict on Ukraine, ISIS's increasing terror and instigation of China and Pakistan on India to provoke a war are some indications of the World War III.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says rebel elections threaten peace deal, extends sanctions

 Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Wednesday to extend sanctions on over 400 individuals and 90 legal entities in response to a decision by separatist rebels to set a date for what Kiev sees as "illegal elections".