The Russian president’s enormous influence over the country’s destiny has forced comparisons between Putin and the former Tsars.
Snubbed by Germany, Athens hosts warlord Khalifa Haftar who's expected to meet Greece's prime minister and other officials during a stopover on his way to Berlin.
Idlib has come under mounting bombardment in recent weeks, displacing tens of thousands of people in the northwestern province, despite a truce brokered by Turkey and Russia.
The controversial law could backfire badly.
UN Security Council members hold rare "closed consultations," called by Beijing, on disputed Kashmir where New Delhi is accused of abuses against its mostly-Muslim population.
A new cessation of hostilities agreement between Russia and Turkey, who support the opposite sides in the conflict, went into effect last week but violence has continued.
Iran slams Britain, France, and Germany for initiating a dispute resolution mechanism part of 2015 nuclear deal in order to force Tehran to honour its commitments under the accord.
Russian FM Lavrov says Fayez al Sarraj and Khaled al Mechri "have just signed" the ceasefire agreement, while Khalifa Haftar and Aguila Saleh "have asked for a bit more time until morning to make a decision on its signing."
The statement issued by Turkey’s Directorate of Communications said the two leaders also discussed the regional developments.
The Wagner Group is Putin's most potent weapon in advancing Russian policy objectives while maintaining plausible deniability.
As more information emerges on the tragic Ukrainian passenger jet crash in Iran, it appears the plane may have been accidentally shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile, possibly a Tor-M1.
Turkey will continue to defend its rights and interests in Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean, President Erdogan says, adding Ankara dispatched forces to Libya "to resolve injustice and persecution."
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