Isolated Putin to exit G-20 summit as Ukraine Casts Shadow, report

By Ilya Arkhipov and Jason Scott Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to leave the Group of 20 summit in Australia earlier than scheduled, according to people familiar with his plans, as some leaders demanded Russia stop arming rebels in Ukraine. Putin plans to skip an official lunch today and bring forward his news conference before […]

Russian ‘Aggression’ In Ukraine Takes Center Stage At G20

Russia’s role in Ukraine’s crisis was taking center stage in Brisbane, Australia on November 15 as world leaders gathered for the two-day G20 summit. President Barack Obama said in a speech at Brisbane’s University of Queensland on November 15 that the United States is leading the world in “opposing Russia’s aggression against Ukraine,” which he […]

UK’s Cameron compares Russia to Nazi Germany on eve of Putin meeting

British PM David Cameron has compared Russia to Nazi Germany because of its actions in Ukraine on the eve of a tense meeting with Vladimir Putin. Mr Cameron will on Saturday night challenge Mr Putin about Russia’s continued acts of aggression in Ukraine as it supplies heavy weapons and tanks to the separatists. In a […]

Putin and China’s first lady collided on Singles Day

Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s solicitous act of draping China’s First Lady Peng Liyuan in a shawl has become a social media highlight of the Apec summit. It also ignited Chinese forums on Tuesday, which was Singles Day. Vladimir Putin has a special place among the cast of world leaders for the Chinese public. Perhaps it […]

UN chief: “There will be no winner in Syria “

The possibility of a drawn out civil war in Syria looms, as fighting continues across the country. Assad’s army has ceded ground elsewhere in order to focus its resources on fighting in Aleppo. In the meantime, the U.N. may name a new envoy to replace Kofi Annan next week.

The Battle for Aleppo: Assad Regime’s Black Eye

As Aleppo burns, Syria’s regime is gradually losing its image as a well-oiled and organized military machine—and Assad may be more vulnerable than many once thought. The Syrian regime launched its first sustained ground offensive yesterday into Salahedin, the Aleppo neighborhood