Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke out about the conflict in the Middle East. He said peace in Syria can only be reached by political and diplomatic efforts. According to Reuters, Putin made these comments in a joint news conference with Turkey and Iran leaders. The Russian president said the...
Thousands of people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday for the fourth weekend in a row, protesting at President Vladimir Putin's handling of a local political crisis. Soraya Ali reports.
Years of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists may finally be coming to an end, as a ceasefire backed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelenskiy enters into effect. Francis Maguire reports.
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan joined huge crowds on Friday for the first prayers at Hagia Sophia in nine decades, sealing his ambition to restore Muslim worship at an ancient site long revered in both Christianity and Islam. Emer McCarthy reports.
Inside Hagia Sophia, white curtains covered an image of Mary and Jesus which would have faced the worshippers. Officials have said the Christian frescoes and glittering mosaics adorning the cavernous dome and central hall will be concealed during Muslim prayer times, but remain on display for the rest of the time.
Some 200 drones lit up the sky in Istanbul late on Wednesday to mark the fourth anniversary of July 15, 2016 putsch, when rogue soldiers commandeered warplanes, tanks and helicopters, attacked parliament and tried to abduct Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, killing 250 people.
Tents are being replaced by new houses in Syria's war torn Idlib, in a bid to give refugees new homes with better living conditions. Over 120,000 refugees across Syria are expected to benefit from the new housing project organized by the Turkish IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, which is currently working in Idlib. Lauren Anthony reports.
Thousands of photos lifted from alleged Syrian torture chambers by a whistleblowing army photographer codenamed 'Caesar' have given hope to hundreds of families looking for lost loved ones. Adam Reed reports.